Installation of the C Compiler

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Depends on your operating system. Here are instructions for some common operating systems:

1. Linux (Ubuntu/Debian):

On Debian-based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, you can use the package manager to install the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), which includes the C compiler (gcc).

Open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential

The build-essential package includes essential tools like gcc, g++, make, and others.

2. Linux (Fedora/RHEL):

On Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), you can use the following command to install the GCC package group:

sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"

This command installs a set of development tools, including the GCC compiler.

3. macOS:

On macOS, you can install the Xcode Command Line Tools, which include the GCC compiler. Open the Terminal and run:

xcode-select --install

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

4. Windows:

For Windows, one popular option is to use MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), which provides a Unix-like environment and a collection of programming tools, including GCC.

  1. Download the MinGW installer from the official website.
  2. Run the installer and follow the installation instructions.
  3. During the installation process, select the components you want to install. Make sure to include the C compiler (gcc).

After installing GCC on your system, you can open a command prompt or terminal and type gcc to verify that the compiler is installed and accessible.

gcc --version

This should display information about the installed GCC version.

Once you have the C compiler installed, you can start writing and compiling C programs on your system.

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