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Working in a terminal window requires knowledge of command-line commands, such as 'cd', 'ls',
- Select a location on your system (or create such with a file manager).
- Open a terminal window; Navigate to that location.
- Open a text editor; Copy then paste the boxes below into your editor.
- (Arrange the terminal & text editor windows so both are seen side-by-side.)
- Save the first block of code below as 'goc'. Save the second as 'main.c'.
- In the terminal window, make shell script 'goc' executable: "chmod +x goc"
- Invoke the compile script with the line: "./goc pgm1"
- List the files present in the terminal. There should be 3: goc, main.c, pgm1.
- Invoke the newly-created program with './pgm1'
Converting the source code for our 'C' program, to result in an executable program, can involve steps that repeat in a somewhat circular fashion. Generally, the work flow takes this pattern: