Creating a makefile

For the purpose of this tutorial, you were instructed to create a C++ Project which requires you to create a makefile.

To create a makefile:

  1. In the Project Explorer view, right-click the HelloWorld project folder and select New > File.
  2. In the File name box, type makefile.
  3. Click Finish.
  4. Type the gnu make instructions below in the editor. Lines are indented with tab characters, not with spaces.

    all: hello.exe

        rm main.o hello.exe

    hello.exe: main.o
        g++ -g -o hello main.o

        g++ -c -g main.cpp

  5. Click File > Save.

Your new makefile, along with your main.cpp file are displayed in the Project Explorer view. Your project now contains main.cpp and makefile. You can now build your HelloWorld project.

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