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    Talking I'm officially an idiot

    Well.....I never read the Borland readme! This may be the root of my Borland problems......I did step one, can anyone explain step 2? Thanks!

    Code:
    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"
    My compilers BIN path is D:\Compilers\Borland\Bin .
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    Did you read this ?
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Error - image here:
    BTW - the bcc32.cfg and ilink32.cfg files are in the bin directory!

    http://home.att.net/~darklink/s.gif
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    Get to a command prompt, and type ilink32.exe and see if it runs. If not, its probably not in your PATH, which is something you should have setup as well. Type this to see your path list:

    >echo %PATH%
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    Hi

    Just a question here why did you choose the borland compiler

    or do all the others lack certain features.

    I use Dev C++ at the moment but ive never bothered to find out how good or usefull this compiler is i just took it for granted that it was similar to all the others.

    didnt mean to go off topic , but while im here ??
    might as well ask
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    Here's my classpath and what happens when I run ilink32 with no arguments. Still no compilation done, same error.
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    Ok, heres everything:

    I have these:

    http://home.att.net/~darklink/s.gif
    ***SEE ATTACHMENT FOR OTHER PIC***

    and now I get the error you see in the command prompt in the Att.Net image.

    BTW - the attachment is what I get when I run ilink32.exe and my classpath
    BTW - my Bin dir is D:\Compilers\Borland\Bin\
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    From the other thread:
    * If Windows 95/98:
    Navigate to the root in order to modify the PATH reference in the autoexec.bat file.
    3. Type "cd" [Enter]
    4. Type "edit autoexec.bat" [Enter]
    5. Insert a line and type "PATH=C:\BORLAND\BCC55\BIN;%PATH%"
    6. Save the changes (Alt-F then hit S).
    7. Exit edit. (Alt+F then press X).
    Note the PATH variable is set to the BIN directory.
    Read this.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Thank you all, it works now !
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