Re: Basic question: GCC's installed programs

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Amittai Aviram <amittai.aviram@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> c++
> cpp
> g++
> gcov
> gfortran
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-c++
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-g++
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc-4.6.2
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gfortran
> None of these files is a symbolic link.

No, but some of them are hard links.

> 1.  What is "c++"?  How is it different from "g++"?

It's not.  They are the same.

> 2.  Also, how are the simply-named executables (c++, g++, gcc, gfortran) different from the ones whose names are prefixed with the system name "x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu"?

They are the same also.

> 3.  Finally, how does "x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc" differ from "x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc-4.6.2"?

Those too are the same.


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