Having Trouble Getting My Homework Assignment to Run

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by PerfectJudgment, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. PerfectJudgment macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007
    My assignment is to write the core part of a mini processor simulator called MinSPIM using C language. The simulator should read in a file containing MIPS machine codes and simulate what the MIPS does cycle-by-cycle. Included in the instructions are steps to run the simulator:

    "For your convenience, here is how you could do it in UNIX environment. First compile:

    $ gcc -o spimcore spimcore.c project.c

    After compilation, to use MinSPIM, you would type the following command in UNIX:

    $ spimcore <filename>.asc

    The command prompt


    should appear."

    Given the instructions, I figured I should use the Terminal to compile the project. The project compiles just fine, but when I enter the second command, "$ spimcore <filename>.asc" the output says, "-bash: spimcore: command not found" instead of displaying the command prompt. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Seems like you need to specify where to find the file, since it is not in one of the standard path. Try this:

    $ ./spimcore <filename>.asc
  3. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    The instructions make the (poor) assumption that . is in your path. If you run ./spimcore it should run (if it compiled properly as you stated).

  4. PerfectJudgment thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2007

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