Author Topic: Compiling in the Windows Command Prompt  (Read 299 times)

Offline 93NickCousar

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Compiling in the Windows Command Prompt
« on: September 10, 2018, 10:20:51 pm »
So this question might not be entirely relevant to Code::Blocks, but it has been asked before in a previous thread: http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php/topic,9314.msg66340.html#msg66340, so I'm assuming it is allowed. Anyways, I downloaded the codeblocks-17.12mingw-setup.exe version and everything works fine. I've been learning how to write programs as console applications. But I want to be able to use a console that doesn't close every time it finishes executing a program. So how do you compile and run a source file in a Windows command prompt? Whenever I try the command

>gcc main.c

I get this error: "gcc is not recognized as an internal or external command"
And same goes for >minGW main.c

The linked thread had this to say, but I'm not sure what they meant by PATH variable:

Hi !

Either it is not installed, either it is not in the PATH environment variable.

Did you install the bundle that includes GCC ?

Dje



Offline oBFusCATed

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Re: Compiling in the Windows Command Prompt
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 03:39:30 pm »
This https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/set_1 and in particular you need to add the path to the executable to the list of paths. Search how the PATH variable is managed on windows. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PATH_(variable)

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