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Dennis kinuthia
Dennis kinuthia

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linux c/cpp in wsl ubuntu setup

Configuring for c/c++

if you haven't set up wsl enviroment
check this out first

download gcc compiler and betty linter for c/c++ development
Type the following one by one

sudo apt install build-essential
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sudo apt update
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sudo apt-get install manpages-dev
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Then to check if installed type
gcc --version

For the betty linter:
Go to the betty repo:

And clone the repo

cd Betty

sudo ./install.sh

Create a file called betty and paste in

#!/bin/bash
# Simply a wrapper script to keep you from having to use betty-style
# and betty-doc separately on every item.
# Originally by Tim Britton (@wintermanc3r), multiargument added by
# Larry Madeo (@hillmonkey)

BIN_PATH="/usr/local/bin"
BETTY_STYLE="betty-style"
BETTY_DOC="betty-doc"

if [ "$#" = "0" ]; then
    echo "No arguments passed."
    exit 1
fi

for argument in "$@" ; do
    echo -e "\n========== $argument =========="
    ${BIN_PATH}/${BETTY_STYLE} "$argument"
    ${BIN_PATH}/${BETTY_DOC} "$argument"
done
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Once saved, exit file and change permissions to apply to all users with chmod a+x betty
Move the betty file into /bin/ directory or somewhere else in your $PATH with

sudo mv betty /bin/
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You can now type betty "filename" to run the Betty linter!
and now you can compile and run linux c code on your windows machine

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