Getting Started With C

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This page describes the necessary surrounding for coding in c programming language and running your code.


Coding in C language can be done by different IDE’S. The recommended on is Clion IDE by jetbrains.
In the Aquarium computers, it can be found at:

 applications Tab → Programming→ Clion. 

For windows installation, students can apply for free license from jetbarins, at,
by pressing apply now and then filling the form. Then, a confirmation mail will be sent to your email,
and after you confirm it you can download Clion or any other jetbrains software with a license for a year. after installing Clion, a compiler is needed, such as cgywin or mingw.

Compiling in C

Compiling is the process of converting one programing language to another. It is executed by a computer program called a compiler.
In The school’s computer system, GCC is the default compiler used by courses for compiling needs.

How to Compile With GCC

After finishing writing down the code , open the terminal , then select the folder where your file is saved by using :cd PATH/.
Then use the compiling command:

gcc file_name.c -o output filename(user's choice).

If you get warnings, the file will not be compiled, until the problem that cause the warning to raise isn't solved.
else,the file will be compiled and an output file with the name you have designated will be created at the same
directory as the compiled file.
after all the warnings has been solved, in the termimal, select the file and press enter, and the file will
run at the terminal.