a stupid question from a newbie

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    a stupid question from a newbie

    hi ,
    i am a newbie and i just need to know whether my understanding is right or not
    my query is this
    if i compile a c++ program in windows platform it will generate an exe file am i right ?
    if so if i compile the same program from linux platform what output will i get ????

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    You're most likely to have to make adjustment to the file,
    headers,libs,functions etc. but it will compiles under linux as
    ELF (Executable and Linkable Format) if i'm not mistaking.

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    If you compile a C++ program on a Windows platform, you usually get an exe-file, that's correct. For Linux I think it depends on the compiler you use. If you use GCC, you will get a file called a.out after compiling, this is your executable.

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    hi ,
    1 more question i m using gcc and i m getting output as a.out now how will i run the program ??????????????

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    Or if you are using KDE or Gnome just double click on the file.

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