Help:Building and running/C
This article contains information on how to build and run C programs on different platforms.
 UNIX like systems (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris etc.)
Many UNIX like systems come with a preinstalled C compiler, which can be started with the command
cc filename.c, and the specified C file will be compiled and linked.
If compilation/linking is successfull, an executable file called a.out is generated. To run that file enter
./a.out on the command line.
Some articles on LiteratePrograms contain a file called Makefile. This file has instructions for automatic building. To build a program with a Makefile on a UNIX like system, just enter
make. This Wikipedia articles, contains a basic introduction to Makefiles.
Some free compilers for UNIX-like systems include:
 Windows NT/2000/XP
The Windows operating systems do not come with a C compiler, but there are several, both free and proprietary, available: