Compile C++ program with g++ compiler on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system produced by the GNU Project supporting various programming languages. You can compile a C++ program by using the g++ command in Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10.

1.Enable Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10

If you don't have a enable Ubuntu on Windows check out Stepwise Guide to Enable Windows 10’s Ubuntu Bash Shell (Windows Subsystem for Linux).

2. Install g++ compiler in Windows 10 Bash

To install g++ compiler in Windows 10 Bash, Open bash and run this command

apt-get install g++

Make sure compiler is installed on your Windows 10 Bash. Type the following command to verify that g++ is installed:

which g++

Sample outputs:

/usr/bin/g++

Find out version of g++, run:

g++ --version

3. Write your first program on bash

Use a text editor such as nano or vi to create a C++ program called hello.cpp:

nano hello.cpp

Type the following lines (program):

#include <iostream>

using namespace std;

int main()
{
  cout<<"hello world!!\n";
  return 0;
}

After writing your program, press Ctrl + O and hit Enter key to save your program. To exit nano press Ctrl + X.

4. Compile and Run Program

To compile C++ program hello.cpp, and create an executable file called hello, enter:

g++ hello.cpp -o hello

To execute program first, enter:

./hello

Output:

hello world!!


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