Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gcc for windows-Install the MinGW (GCC) Compiler Suite and Cygwin prompt

This Gcc compiler doesn't exactly replaces the normal Linux gcc compiler .First download the file from following link and run it to install MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows).We need net connection to install this


in latest MinGW you will have c compiler in the list .Select the needed components and select the path to which you need to install it.After the installation we need to set the environment .

Create a directory (e.g. C:\MinGW), download all packages to C:\MinGW, extract the files from each package, and add C:\MinGW\bin; to your PATH environment variable using C:\> set PATH=C:\MinGW\bin;%PATH%" .or set it normally with properties of mycomputer>Environment variables.

To get more linux effect in windows install Cygwin from http://www.cygwin.com/install.html to get a terminal effect.and install needed packages as needed in cygwin.to install cygwin also we need internet connection