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Hello,

I want to make Linux my main OS (arch or a distro based of it) so I'll need to program with C++ in it,I'll download eclipse CDT as my IDE but I have a few questions.

What's "make"?and why do I need it?I've noticed I need to run my code.

And do you guys any special tools/tutorials to help with development?

Thanks in advance.
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Open terminal; type "man make"; enjoy. If that doesn't make sense (which sometimes they don't for me) then google time. tongue.gif
     
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K,I'll search for it smile.gif
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K,I'll search for it smile.gif

LOL. Basically, I guess I'd generalize it as a recompiler for code onto a machine so it matches the hardware and system at hand. Not sure if that is accurate fully but that's how I imagine it.
     
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make is basically a standard way of building executables of UNIX-like OSs. But it's not mandatory to use make.
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make is basically a standard way of building executables of UNIX-like OSs. But it's not mandatory to use make.

Then why can't I compile my code without it?otherwise it'll tell me binary not found
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Then why can't I compile my code without it?otherwise it'll tell me binary not found

You can compile code without it.

try g++
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Based from his first post it looks like he needs make maybe for CDT or something (I don't known, don't use it).

Make allows you to describe your software project in a Makefile(s). Makefile(s) can make it easier to maintain larger projects, and reduce the amount of time to recompile the source code (recompile only what was modified since the last compile).

What are you trying to do that says it requires make?
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Based from his first post it looks like he needs make maybe for CDT or something (I don't known, don't use it).

Make allows you to describe your software project in a Makefile(s). Makefile(s) can make it easier to maintain larger projects, and reduce the amount of time to recompile the source code (recompile only what was modified since the last compile).

What are you trying to do that says it requires make?

Just compile a normal C++ code and nothing much really since I'm still a beginner :/
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Just wanted to throw in you might want to take a good look at QtCreator. Don't be fooled by that "Qt" in its name. It can do everything, isn't just for Qt C++ stuff. You might like it better than Eclipse. A lot of people are raving about it, going so far as to say they are happier than they were on Microsoft's stuff.
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