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reply biff <biff_member pathlink.com> writes:
having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal error: unable to
open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

my program reads:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <iostream.h>

main()
{

cout << "Hello!";

}
Nov 26 2002
parent reply "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
Some questions:

1. Are you using the command line version?
2. Can you include a description of your actions to effect the compile?

In anticipation of this information, and making a few assumptions:

a. You need to have c:\dm\bin in your path. You can do this in Win95/8/ME by
adding the following line

  path = c:\dm\bin;%PATH%

to your autoexec.bat file, or in NT/2000/XP by opening the System applet in
Control Panel, and selecting the Environment Variables (you'll need to hunt
for this as is different on each operating system), then adding c:\dm\bin to
the PATH environment variable

b. you need to specify a fully-qualified path for your file or, preferably,
execute your compile instruction from the file's local directory. E.g. if
your file is in c:\test\test.cpp, then change to c:\test and from there
execute

 dmc test.cpp


Matthew


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0e6s$h99$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal error:

 open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

 my program reads:

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <iostream.h>

 main()
 {

 cout << "Hello!";

 }

Nov 26 2002
parent reply biff <biff_member pathlink.com> writes:
Thanks for replying - I'm using NT - I looked for the PATH variable in the
control panel and it already appears to have a value set - any ideas? i have
test.cpp in c:\dm\bin - in this directory in type dmc test.cpp

In article <as0kgj$o1k$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Some questions:

1. Are you using the command line version?
2. Can you include a description of your actions to effect the compile?

In anticipation of this information, and making a few assumptions:

a. You need to have c:\dm\bin in your path. You can do this in Win95/8/ME by
adding the following line

  path = c:\dm\bin;%PATH%

to your autoexec.bat file, or in NT/2000/XP by opening the System applet in
Control Panel, and selecting the Environment Variables (you'll need to hunt
for this as is different on each operating system), then adding c:\dm\bin to
the PATH environment variable

b. you need to specify a fully-qualified path for your file or, preferably,
execute your compile instruction from the file's local directory. E.g. if
your file is in c:\test\test.cpp, then change to c:\test and from there
execute

 dmc test.cpp


Matthew


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0e6s$h99$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal error:

 open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

 my program reads:

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <iostream.h>

 main()
 {

 cout << "Hello!";

 }


Nov 26 2002
parent reply "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
Not off the top of my head. That does seem strange. Are you typing

  sc test.cpp

?

Try

  sc .\test.cpp

and see what happens.

Seems puzzling ...


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0mdj$q0n$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Thanks for replying - I'm using NT - I looked for the PATH variable in the
 control panel and it already appears to have a value set - any ideas? i

 test.cpp in c:\dm\bin - in this directory in type dmc test.cpp

 In article <as0kgj$o1k$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Some questions:

1. Are you using the command line version?
2. Can you include a description of your actions to effect the compile?

In anticipation of this information, and making a few assumptions:

a. You need to have c:\dm\bin in your path. You can do this in Win95/8/ME


adding the following line

  path = c:\dm\bin;%PATH%

to your autoexec.bat file, or in NT/2000/XP by opening the System applet


Control Panel, and selecting the Environment Variables (you'll need to


for this as is different on each operating system), then adding c:\dm\bin


the PATH environment variable

b. you need to specify a fully-qualified path for your file or,


execute your compile instruction from the file's local directory. E.g. if
your file is in c:\test\test.cpp, then change to c:\test and from there
execute

 dmc test.cpp


Matthew


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0e6s$h99$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal error:

 open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

 my program reads:

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <iostream.h>

 main()
 {

 cout << "Hello!";

 }



Nov 26 2002
parent reply biff <biff_member pathlink.com> writes:
thanks for the help but that didn't work either

In article <as0nu2$rlo$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Not off the top of my head. That does seem strange. Are you typing

  sc test.cpp

?

Try

  sc .\test.cpp

and see what happens.

Seems puzzling ...


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0mdj$q0n$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Thanks for replying - I'm using NT - I looked for the PATH variable in the
 control panel and it already appears to have a value set - any ideas? i

 test.cpp in c:\dm\bin - in this directory in type dmc test.cpp

 In article <as0kgj$o1k$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Some questions:

1. Are you using the command line version?
2. Can you include a description of your actions to effect the compile?

In anticipation of this information, and making a few assumptions:

a. You need to have c:\dm\bin in your path. You can do this in Win95/8/ME


adding the following line

  path = c:\dm\bin;%PATH%

to your autoexec.bat file, or in NT/2000/XP by opening the System applet


Control Panel, and selecting the Environment Variables (you'll need to


for this as is different on each operating system), then adding c:\dm\bin


the PATH environment variable

b. you need to specify a fully-qualified path for your file or,


execute your compile instruction from the file's local directory. E.g. if
your file is in c:\test\test.cpp, then change to c:\test and from there
execute

 dmc test.cpp


Matthew


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0e6s$h99$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal error:

 open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

 my program reads:

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <iostream.h>

 main()
 {

 cout << "Hello!";

 }




Nov 26 2002
parent reply "Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> writes:
Too weird for me. Maybe Walter might know.

Sorry

Matthew

"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0qai$u7g$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 thanks for the help but that didn't work either

 In article <as0nu2$rlo$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Not off the top of my head. That does seem strange. Are you typing

  sc test.cpp

?

Try

  sc .\test.cpp

and see what happens.

Seems puzzling ...


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0mdj$q0n$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Thanks for replying - I'm using NT - I looked for the PATH variable in



 control panel and it already appears to have a value set - any ideas? i

 test.cpp in c:\dm\bin - in this directory in type dmc test.cpp

 In article <as0kgj$o1k$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Some questions:

1. Are you using the command line version?
2. Can you include a description of your actions to effect the




In anticipation of this information, and making a few assumptions:

a. You need to have c:\dm\bin in your path. You can do this in




by
adding the following line

  path = c:\dm\bin;%PATH%

to your autoexec.bat file, or in NT/2000/XP by opening the System




in
Control Panel, and selecting the Environment Variables (you'll need to


for this as is different on each operating system), then adding




to
the PATH environment variable

b. you need to specify a fully-qualified path for your file or,


execute your compile instruction from the file's local directory. E.g.




your file is in c:\test\test.cpp, then change to c:\test and from




execute

 dmc test.cpp


Matthew


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0e6s$h99$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal error:

 open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

 my program reads:

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <iostream.h>

 main()
 {

 cout << "Hello!";

 }





Nov 26 2002
parent "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
Instead of:

    dmc test.cpp

try the following:

    type test.cpp

"Matthew Wilson" <dmd synesis.com.au> wrote in message
news:as0qv6$usg$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Too weird for me. Maybe Walter might know.

 Sorry

 Matthew

 "biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
 news:as0qai$u7g$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 thanks for the help but that didn't work either

 In article <as0nu2$rlo$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Not off the top of my head. That does seem strange. Are you typing

  sc test.cpp

?

Try

  sc .\test.cpp

and see what happens.

Seems puzzling ...


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0mdj$q0n$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 Thanks for replying - I'm using NT - I looked for the PATH variable




 the
 control panel and it already appears to have a value set - any ideas?




have
 test.cpp in c:\dm\bin - in this directory in type dmc test.cpp

 In article <as0kgj$o1k$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Matthew Wilson says...
Some questions:

1. Are you using the command line version?
2. Can you include a description of your actions to effect the




In anticipation of this information, and making a few assumptions:

a. You need to have c:\dm\bin in your path. You can do this in




by
adding the following line

  path = c:\dm\bin;%PATH%

to your autoexec.bat file, or in NT/2000/XP by opening the System




in
Control Panel, and selecting the Environment Variables (you'll need





hunt
for this as is different on each operating system), then adding




to
the PATH environment variable

b. you need to specify a fully-qualified path for your file or,


execute your compile instruction from the file's local directory.





 if
your file is in c:\test\test.cpp, then change to c:\test and from




execute

 dmc test.cpp


Matthew


"biff" <biff_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
news:as0e6s$h99$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 having trouble compiling first program - i'm getting....Fatal






unable to
 open input file 'test.cpp'  - - - errorlevel1

 my program reads:

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <iostream.h>

 main()
 {

 cout << "Hello!";

 }






Nov 26 2002