I don't know, maybe this is a duplicate, but I didn't find any help.

So, the problem. I have a simple problem - I made a script to automate C++ compiling a bit. Well, there's the script.

PATH="/media/joris/LinuxStuff/C plus plus prog"
echo Path is $PATH
echo Name of file?
read filename
echo $PATH/$filename/$filename.cpp
echo Compiled file name?
read compfilename
g++ -o $PATH/$filename/$filename.cpp /media/joris/LinuxStuff/C\ plus\ plus\ prog/$filename/$filename

And this is what I get:

Path is /media/joris/LinuxDomenai/C plus plus prog
Name of file?
/media/joris/LinuxStuff/C plus plus prog/nope/nope.cpp
Compiled file name?
./comp.sh: line 16: g++: command not found

Please help?

Edit: if I compile in terminal, it works and which g++ gives me /user/bin/g++

  • Check your installation with which g++. What is displayed? – A.B. Apr 2 '15 at 10:57

You should not overwrite $PATH. Use another name for this.

In your special case, the following should work:

/usr/bin/g++ -o "$PATH/$filename/$filename.cpp /media/joris/LinuxStuff/C plus plus prog/$filename/$filename"
  • Almost it. Problem: g++: error trying to exec 'as': execvp: No such file or directory – Joris Pevcevicius Apr 2 '15 at 11:17
  • This is another problem. Open a new question. – A.B. Apr 2 '15 at 11:31

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