Once installed you will have a new list of shortcuts in your Start Menu.
If you right click on any one of the Visual C++ 2015 Programs and choose Open File Location you will also see the extensive list of tools.
Depending on what system architecture you are running, open one of the programs. If in doubt select:
Visual C++ 2015 x86 Native Build Tools Command Prompt
Visual C++ 2015 x64 x86 cross Build Tools Command Prompt
The following window will appear:
To verify that the prompt is functioning property, type cl and the prompt will output the exact same information again.
Note: You can use the Visual C++ 2015 Build Tools Command Prompt the same way you would use the standard command prompt for directory navigation.
To test a simple C program, first create a test directory to hold your test program. md c:\test to create a directory, and then enter cd c:\test to change to that directory. This is where your source files and executable will be stored.
Type notepad test.c When the Notepad alert dialog pops up, choose Yes to create the new test.c file in your current working directory.
In Notepad, enter the following code and save as test.c:
getchar(); //used to prevent executable from closing when double clicked
Now from the Visual C++ Build Tools Command Prompt type: cl test.c. If the program compiled successfully you will see: /out:test.exe and test.obj. In your test folder you will now have the test.c source file along with test.obj and test.exe
To run your newly compiled program simply type test and your program will run in the command prompt. You can also double click the test.exe executable.
To compile a program with more than one source file simply type:
cl test.c test2.c test3.c
The compiler will output a single file called file test.c
To change the name of the output program, add an /out linker option:
The Kernel version is broken down into three parts:
The Current Linux Kernel versions (June 2014) are:
3.14.5 (Stable – Maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman)
3.15-rc8 (Development – Linus Torvalds)
The first number(3) is the major revision to the Linux Kernel. The second number(14) shows the minor revision. Development Kernels are odd and production kernels are even. Development kernels are not fully tested and can be unstable. Once a development Kernel is thoroughly tested and deemed stable is will be given an even number x.1.x → x.2.x or x.3.x → x.4.x
Since the Linux Kernel is constantly being improved and revised a revision number(5) is added when smaller changes are made.
How to tell which Linux Kernel you are running?
From your Linux Terminal type:
rpm -q kernel (If you arte running Red Hat package manager)
Basic Linux file commands working in Windows 8.1
Some commands have always been the same for both Operating Systems* but now you can use whichever you prefer when working with files. Below are a few common ones that I have verified working in Windows 8.1.