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Re: I'm new
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- Subject: Re: I'm new
- From: "Patrick Burrows" <demosthe at iag dot net>
- Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 08:13:53 -0600
I too am new, and was very confused when, thinking I downloaded a c
compiler, I downloaded some sort of unix shell.
I downloaded the compiler because I want to learn C (been using VB for too
long). I am not very familiar with Unix (though I do not mind learning). And
while, yes, I know about the doc files at cygnus, I haven't read them
because the preamble says it does not really apply to Win32 yet.
So my question is, what is a good book, or online source, where I can learn
the *basics* of Bash ( I only want to know enough so I can compile and run a
program). Apparently Bash does not support any of the unix commands I know:
ls, cd, etc...).
BTW--I *did* look at the archives for this list, but, unfortunately, it is
not searchable. I apologize for this post, because I realize the list must
get one of these everytime someone like me downloads the program, but I
could not find a similar post in the archives.
Also, is it necessary to use the faux Unix shell? Or can I just use Notepad
to write my program, and then compile from the command line
(like g++.exe myprog.cpp).
As I said, I *am* willing to learn the shell interface, but I really don't
see how it should be necessary if I am neither porting from or to Unix.
>An important point that Mark left out of his description is that this
>package is decidedly UNIX like, with much of the tools and conventions of
>UNIX. One who starts using this package should be familiar with the UNIX
>way of working or be willing to learn (with a good book).
>Good luck and enjoy!
>At 10:34 PM 3/8/98 +1000, Mark Read wrote:
>>In a nut-shell, GNU-WIN32 is a free (yes, free!) C (and C++) compiler that
>>runs in a Windows 95/NT (32 bit) environment (your development
>>You can use it to either:
>>a) port Unix to Windows 95/NT: take standard Unix C programs and compile
>>them under GNU-WIN32, usually without changing a single line or source
>>and produce a binary (exe) that will run on a Wintel (Windows 95/NT on
>>b) write C or C++ programs under the Windows 95/NT development environment
>>(from scratch or from your existing projects in some cases) and either
>>compile for a Windows binary or take to source and compile it under a Unix
>>The FAQ and RELEASE files located on the Cygnus home page (www.cygnus.com)
>>(click on the CYG32WIN icon on the left edge) has a lot more information.
>>From: Vicki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Date: Sunday, 8 March 1998 17:52
>>Subject: I'm new
>>>I'm new to this gnu stuff, what does GNU-WIN32 supposed to do?
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