getting started programming

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Rmpl, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi. I need a little help getting started programming. I'm not completely new, it's just been a few years and I'm having trouble remembering a few things. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I'm using OS X 10.4.11.

    1) Where is my .bash file that the terminal reads when I first login? I can't find it.

    2) How do I install apps from the shell? I need "make" so I can compile my code but I don't know how to install it.

    I feel pretty dumb not knowing how to do these things. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    It's not there. You need to create it. /Users/<shortusername>/.bashrc

    "make" is installed with Xcode. You get it from Apple's Devloper Connection. You'll need Xcode 2.4 for Mac OS X 10.4. Xcode 3 is for 10.5 only.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I got xcode installed from the link you provided. For the .bashrc file I had to name the file .profile and it worked. Even before I had a .profile file the login said "Last Login: ..." and "Welcome to Darwin!". Where is the shell getting those commands? I'd like to edit that file.
     
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    You should always edit your own personal files and not the system wide ones.
     

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