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Re: Extreme newbie here...
Thanks for the reply!
Well, I think I know what I downloaded was the environment, or
compiler. I've got other sources for learning C++, but does the BASH.exe
sound like I downloaded everything alright so far?
I'm just looking for a free compiler, and I thought Cygwin was one.
At 08:47 PM 6/8/00 -0400, you wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 08:43:10PM -0400, Dave Hanny wrote:
> >Hi there!
> >I think I installed it alright, but at win98 start-programs-Cygnus
> >Solutions-Cygwin 1.1.0 (downloaded from the california site) I get a DOS
> >window with;
> >shouldn't I have something else, or some way to choose what directory I
> >need? Other than getting "g++ -v" and "help" to work I'm totally lost.
> >I'm trying to use different online C++ tutorials, but none seems to mention
> >BASH.EXE as a command line.
> >Any help would be appreciated!
>The project web page is:
>Before you start asking too many questions it might be a good idea to
>familiarize yourself with what is available there and to read the
>mailing list archives.
>At any rate, it sounds like you have some misconceptions concerning what
>you have downloaded. This isn't some kind of development environment
>for doing c++ programming. It is basically a UNIX emulation environment
>for Windows. It contains a number of tools including C and C++ but there
>is not much available for teaching purposes if you don't already know UNIX.
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