eclipse ide guide with ubuntu

The eclipse c c++ environment can be set by two things on ubuntu

  • Eclipse ide
  • CDT(plugin)

Step 1 : install the CDT(plugin)

$ sudo apt-get install eclipse eclipse-cdt g++

Step 2: download eclipse ide through the link

Click here to download eclipse ide

step 3: extract the tar file

right click the tar file  and select extract here option

step 4: select eclipse ide that you need

create the first c program in eclipse environment

open eclipse c,c++ ide, then go to file……> new…….> project………> c project……..>next

write the name of the project  “test 3” select project and Tool chain’s option’s then next

if you want you can write Auther name, “Anees”, then next

on configuration tap select finish

go to workbench

on the left-hand side, select test3 then go to  the project tap and select build all

To run the program, go to  the run tap, select run as and choose 2 local c c++ Applications  and output hello word !! is visible at the bottom of the page

How to uninstall eclipse through  terminal

write the commands in the terminal to uninstall ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get remove eclipse
$ sudo apt-get autoremove eclipse

Another way to uninstall eclipse

Go to ubuntu software center and type eclipse, to view uninstall button 

How to install and uninstall a plugin in eclipse

To install a plugin use the below instructions

Click help—> eclipse market place —> type the desired plugin in search bar + Enter —> click install

To uninstall a plugin use the below instructions

Click help—> About eclipse ide —> click installation detail’s —->select the plugin file and click uninstall —>  finish

How to get eclipse default view?

Click on window……….>perspective……….>reset perspective then select perspective option

How to Restart the eclipse

first, go to the file —–> second click the restart option

How to know whether a file is saved or not on eclipse?

The project  has to saved before building, otherwise, the changes made on the project will not be executed, we can check whether a project is saved or not by (asterisk * symbol) on the project bar

Eclipse ide [error]Launch failed. Binary not found

Some times when we use eclipse ide(c c++) or java (ide) we face an error called launched failed. Binary not found. There might be many reasons for error ” launch failed binary not found”. But one reason it happens because of syntax error’s  like give extra curly braces

You won’t notice it sometime because when you build a program it will build the output as “build finished  0 errors  0 warnings”

You might be wondering there is no bug in the program but if you scroll down the program you might notice red cross(x) mark.

So this is one reason I found that helped me to solve this problem

Another reason for launch failed Binary not found error

Another reason for this scary error. I found that, when we build the project(ctrl+b) without first saving the file (ctrl+s)

So, check first whether you have saved the file before you build the project, in order to avoid this scary error to happen.

How to link the main.c file with an external file in eclipse? and Do you know? how to use math.h library on Eclipse ide?

We usually use “extern” keyword in c to connect external files with the main.c file and if the main.c is not linked with an external file, the Eclipse will show error like “undefined reference to”

In order to explain, how to link main.c with an external file a project called signalmean.c is used and an external file(wave.c) is used.

The above picture show’s a signalmean.c  which we consider as a  main.c file  and wave.c is an external file

  1. first create an external file (wave.c) by going to project explorer (workspace) and
  2. select the project from the list where you would like to add external file then
  3. right-click on that Debug folder within the project folder >new >file
  1. the main file(signalmean.c) can be linked with external file
  2. right click on the signalmean project folder>
  3. properties>c/c++build>settings>miscellaneous>add>workspace>and select the external file.

Do you know? how to use math.h library on Eclipse ide?

Have you ever used math.h library on Eclipse? What have you experienced? What kind of error did you get? when you used first-time math.h on Eclipse.

But wait! I will tell you what happened, when I first used math.h on Eclipse, as usual, when I included the header file # include <math.h> and used functions like sqrt() and pow() in the project

Now, when I build the project, I got [error] like ” undefined reference to pow() ” and  “undefined reference to sqrt()” despite including math.h

So, without wasting any time let’s move on and talk about how to overcome [error]  ” undefined reference to sqrt() and pow()” Let me help you with that,

  1. Go to your project explorer(workspace)
  2. Select the project
  3. Then right-click on that project–>properties–>c/c++ build –>settings–>libraries–>and click on green  + symbol
  4. Then enter m
  5. Apply and close

BOOM!  The error has gone

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Mohammed Anees

Hey there, welcome to aneescraftsmanship I am Mohammed Anees an independent developer/blogger. I like to share and discuss the craft with others plus the things which I have learned because I believe that through discussion and sharing a new world opens up

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