Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for GNU Compiler Collection, GCC is a collection of programming compilers including C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java, and Ada. Once installed, a basic C file, like the one shown on our C language overview, can be compiled by running the below command.

gcc -o test test.c

In the above example, the GCC compiler uses test as the output file and test.c as the C file and would create the file test.exe.

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