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How to install major programming languages on Ubuntu Linux?

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#1 BlueGalaxy


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:52 PM

I've had some success with writing bash scripts. I like that this programming language is built into the system. Now I would like to install the major programming languages C, C++, Java, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS to Linux. I would like to learn programming and have practice with these programming languages in a Linux environment. If I create and edit my source code files in vim, how can I compile and run them, and see the program output directly in the terminal, instead of an "output window" that is provided with an IDE? Can I then pipe the output into GNU/Linux built in utilities such as grep?

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 02:19 AM

For HTML, Javascript, and CSS there is nothing that need be installed, because they are written as plain text, and do not need to be compiled. In order to view the finished work you will need a web browser that supports these languages (eg: Firefox).

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:21 AM

There are already a decent amount of programming languages on a typicall Linux install. So you won't have to do much with it. By typicall, I mean a full non frugal install of Linux.


Python - all you gotta do is write up some python code and make sure the file is executable and put 'python' in front of the prgram name. Like so:

python program1.py

C and C++ you may have to install a compiler for them (the compiler might already be installed - but I don't think it typically is by default). If you are on a Debian distro all you should need to install (if I am remembering right) is the 'build-essentials' package. That will include gcc, g++, and make in there.


Hollowface already covered HTML/CSS/Javascript. You can write those anywere since they are web based programming languages and are meant to be seen via a browser.

Edited by DeimosChaos, 03 January 2017 - 10:21 AM.

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