I am running Ubuntu. Please advise where I should enter the command to compile the C++ program that I have entered in gedit. Please also advise if I need to relocate the C program before trying to compile and run it, and where I should relocate it.


Save the file somewhere as program.cpp then open a terminal and cd to the directory you saved the file.

To compile the program with gcc run gcc -o program program.cpp. If there are no errors in the program this will output a binary with your compiled program called program which you can run with ./program in the terminal.

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