Can someone please help me install my new compiler??

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    Unhappy Can someone please help me install my new compiler??

    I just downloaded the Borland C++ compiler that you can get off of their website. I don't quite understand what its telling me to do. Here's the instructions:


    1. Run freecommandlinetools.exe; choose the
    drive and folder into which you want to
    install the free C++Builder 5 command line
    tool development system.

    2. From the bin directory of your installation:
    a. Add "c:\Borland\Bcc55"
    to the existing path
    b. Create a bcc32.cfg file which will set
    the compiler options for the Include
    and Lib paths (-I and -L switches to
    compiler) by adding these lines:
    -I"c:\Borland\Bcc55\include"
    -L"c:\Borland\Bcc55\lib"
    c. Create an ilink32.cfg file which will set
    the linker option for the Lib path by
    adding this line:
    -L"c:\Borland\Bcc55\lib"


    Can someone please tell me this in English. I've already done 1 and 2a but the rest I can't figure out since it's telling me to create some configuration file or something. Oh and if its any help here are the names of the files that are already in the bin directory:


    EXE files
    bcc32
    brc32
    brcc32
    coff2omf
    cpp32
    fconvert
    grep
    ilink32
    impdef
    implib
    make
    tdump
    tlib
    touch
    trigraph

    dll files
    cc3250
    cc3250mt
    inkdfm50
    rlink32
    rw32core


    mak files
    builtins


    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    go into notepad. type:
    -I"c:\Borland\Bcc55\include"
    -L"c:\Borland\Bcc55\lib"
    then save this as bcc32.cfg in c:/borland/bc55/bin/
    go into notepad again, and create a new file. type:
    -L"c:\Borland\Bcc55\lib"
    then save this file as ilink32.cfg in the same place.

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    well I did that but now I don't know what to do. I've tried running the two but it says it can't find setup.exe and niether can I. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. oh and thanx for the reply.

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    Hit start -> run, type command.

    Type "cd c:\borland\bcc55\bin"

    Or whatever directory you installed it to.

    Then type "bcc32 filename.cpp"

    And that will compile filename.cpp

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    Wait a sec. Does this mean that I have to type the whole file out as like a notepad file or something then it will compile it? If so then I'm going to go back to the Bloodshed one cause this is way too confusing. Anyway thanx a lot for putting up with me.

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    Thats what command line tools are
    "There are three kinds of people in the world...
    Those that can count and those that can't."

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