Disclaimer: TubeMint is fully funded by its readers, we recommend hightly rated affiliate products and services and when you buy them through our links, we get commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for you support!
compile and run c++ code on ubuntu

How to Compile and Run C/C++ Code on Ubuntu

How to compile and execute C and C++ code on Ubuntu desktop and server. If you have Ubuntu you already have g++ installed, which is C and C++ compiler. To check g++ version, simply launch your terminal and run the following command.

g++ --version

Install g++, C and C++ compiler on Ubuntu

In case it g++ is not installed on your system, run the following command to install g++

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install g++
g++ --version

Write your C hello world code, using your favorite text editor.

// file name: test.c

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
{
	printf("Hello World\n");
	return 0;
}

Compile C code with g++

compile and run C code on ubuntu
compile and run C code on ubuntu

Navigate to test.c and test.cpp directory using your terminal and run the following commands.

g++ test.c -o testc

Here -o flag is given to output executable file name

Run / Execute C program with terminal

./testc

Write your C++ hello world code

// file name: test.cpp
#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main(){
cout << "Hello World\n";

return 0;
}

Compile C++ code with g++

compile and run C++ code on Ubuntu
compile and run C++ code on Ubuntu

Navigate to test.c and test.cpp directory using your terminal and run the following commands.

g++ test.c -o testcp

Here -o flag is given to output executable file name

Run / Execute C++ program with terminal

./testcp

Watch me Compile and Execute C++ on Ubuntu

Watch me Compile and Execute C++ on Ubuntu

Leave a Comment