gcc no such file help me please!!

January 20, 2011 at 01:47:35
Specs: Windows 7
i try to compile c language

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
printf("Goodbye, cruel world!\n")
return(0);
}

i write this with note pad and i save it with the name goodbye.c and i save it on my desktop

then i compile it with cygwin command: '$ gcc goodbye.c -o goodbye' but it show

gcc: goodbye.c : no such file or directory
gcc: no input files

help me please!!!!
thank you


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#1
January 20, 2011 at 02:34:27
Where are you running gcc from?

If not in the same directory as your source file, how is gcc going to know where it is?


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#2
January 20, 2011 at 04:28:04
i run gcc from C:\cygwin

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#3
January 20, 2011 at 04:34:28
so how should i do?should i save it at any specific file?

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#4
January 20, 2011 at 16:04:05
You should try running gcc from the directory/folder where goodbye.c is. Mechanix is right. How is gcc going to find it?

Are you opening up a cygwin window or a command prompt in windows?

I am not a cygwin guy, but I doubt a command prompt would work.


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#5
January 21, 2011 at 04:15:02
i open up a cygwin window, and i still dont understand,should i put the goodbye.c to C:\cygwin ? i already copy a file to there but that nothing happen

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#6
January 21, 2011 at 08:27:54
Apparently, your current directory is not being searched. I have two suggestions:

1) Assuming goodbye.c is in your current directory, try this:

gcc ./goodbye.c -o goodbye

2) change your PATH variable to search your current directory:

PATH=$PATH:.


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#7
January 23, 2011 at 01:35:19
erm,how to see where is my directory?i am a computer newbie,so sorry about asking too much...

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#8
January 23, 2011 at 08:24:48
From within your cygwin window, type:

pwd

it wil tell you what your present working directory is.


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#9
July 29, 2011 at 02:03:25
Hello, i'm french.
so my english is not so good. can you excuse me.
I'have the same problem than you but ican't find any solution.
Can you gime me somme indication.
Bill Gates.

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#10
July 29, 2011 at 02:15:16
Hi,
i come again, i find a solution.
i tip $cmd and tip "dir" and i realise
than the file extension is myfile.c.txt
Therefore, i tip gcc myfile.c.txt -o myfile.exe
and the result is file not reconized.
maybe i have to specifie myfile.c and no more else

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#11
July 29, 2011 at 02:18:21
i try to save myfile without extension and
tip gcc myfile.txt -o myfile but it doesn't match.

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#12
July 29, 2011 at 02:29:42
Ok, i have just find my problem.
i edited myfile with notepad and it append
with *.txt so bugggggg.
So for the another newbie.
can tip:
$cmd
edit
..........

Pour les frenchies editer avec un editeur qui ne met pas d'extention
par default.


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