GCC (GNU Compiler Collection)

The original GNU C Compiler (GCC) is developed by Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU Project. Richard Stallman founded the GNU project in 1984 to create a complete Unix-like operating system as free software, to promote freedom and cooperation among computer users and programmers.

GCC, formerly for “GNU C Compiler”, has grown over times to support many languages such as C (gcc), C++ (g++), Objective-C, Objective-C++, Java (gcj), Fortran (gfortran), Ada (gnat), Go (gccgo), OpenMP, Cilk Plus, and OpenAcc. It is now referred to as "GNU Compiler Collection". The mother site for GCC is http://gcc.gnu.org/. The current version is…

This blog will explain differences between a hard link and a symbolic link

A hard link vs a Symbolic link

Many people who are new to Linux wonder how to create what in Windows is called a shortcut to be able to access quickly and conveniently to the most commonly used programs or locations. In order to solve this doubt, in this article we will explain everything that a Gnu-Linux user should know about the links or shortcuts in Linux.


The first thing to know is that Linux does not have what Windows calls shortcuts. In Linux shortcuts are called links.


Eduardo Herrera Forero

Electronic Engineer who loves programming

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