Mac Running C++ from Terminal


macrumors regular
Original poster
Dec 18, 2004
I started learning C++ a year ago, on a Unix machine, and I learned how to compile and run on a normal Unix console. I tried to pick up were I left off a year ago, but when I tried doing 'a.out' in Terminal to run the compiled program, it threw an error at me saying 'command not found'. Is there another way to run it off the Terminal?

I appreiciate the help.


Moderator emeritus
Jul 24, 2002
If you get bored of the ./ stuff then you need to add ./ to your PATH environment variable so the current directory will always be in the search path for executables. You can do this in your .profile, .cshrc or whatever.
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