Newbie - error in code

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    Newbie - error in code

    I downloaded this code, and it won't conpile in either DJGPP, or Bloodshed, please help!

    Code:
    # include <stdlib.h>
    # include <conio.h>
    # include <stdio.h>
    
    void main(int argc,char *argv[])
    {
    	if(argc<=2)
    	{ printf("Usage :.. <sourcefile(.exe)> <strippedfilename> <headerfile>");
    	  exit(0);
    	}
    
    	/* The File Handles */
    
    	FILE *srcFile , *dstFile , *hdrFile;
    
    	printf("Opening source file %s",argv[1]);
    
    	if((srcFile = fopen(argv[1],"rb"))==NULL)
    	{ printf("\nfatal-error: file (%s) not found. exiting..",argv[1]);
    	  exit(1);
    	}
    
    	printf("\nCreating destination files %s.bin and header.bin",argv[1]);
    
    	if((dstFile = fopen(argv[2],"wb"))==NULL)
    	{ printf("\nfatal-error: output file (%s) could not be created. exiting..",argv[1]);
    	  exit(1);
    	}
    
    	if((hdrFile = fopen(argv[3],"wb"))==NULL)
    	{ printf("\nfatal-error : header output could not be created.");
    	  exit(1);
    	}
    
    	printf("\nStripping EXE header..");
    
    	char* buffer = new char[512];
    
    	fread (buffer,512,sizeof(char),srcFile);
    	fwrite(buffer,sizeof(char),512,hdrFile);
    
    
    	fclose(hdrFile);
    
    	printf("\nWriting rest of the binary to %s",argv[2]);
    
    	while(!feof(srcFile))
    	{ fputc(fgetc(srcFile),dstFile); }
    
    	printf("\nDone.");
    
    	fclose(dstFile);
    	fclose(srcFile);
    
    	EXIT_SUCCESS;
    }

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    The errors are...?

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    The errors

    Sorry, the errors are:
    Code:
    stripexe.cpp: 19: error: 'main' must return 'int'

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    > void main(int argc,char *argv[])
    Oh look - main returns void here

    Perhaps you should take the hint and write
    int main(int argc,char *argv[])

    Also, you need to add a
    return 0;
    to the end of main

    3. while(!feof(srcFile))
    This is in the FAQ
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