How to install C

To install and use C programming language, you need a C compiler installed on your computer. There are several C compilers available, but one of the most widely used is GCC (GNU Compiler Collection). Here are the steps to install GCC on Windows, Mac, and Linux:


  1. Download the GCC installer from the MinGW website (
  2. Run the installer and select the components you want to install. Make sure to select “C Compiler” in the “MinGW Installation Manager” window.
  3. Follow the installation prompts and complete the installation.


  1. Install Xcode from the App Store.
  2. Open Terminal and type “xcode-select –install” to install the Command Line Tools.
  3. Type “gcc” in Terminal to verify that the compiler is installed.


  1. Open the Terminal and type “sudo apt-get update” to update the package list.
  2. Type “sudo apt-get install build-essential” to install the GCC compiler.
  3. Type “gcc –version” to verify that the compiler is installed.

After installing the C compiler, you can write C programs using a text editor such as Notepad++, Sublime Text, or Atom, and compile them using the compiler. To compile a C program, open the Terminal or Command Prompt, navigate to the directory containing the program, and type “gcc program.c -o program” (where “program.c” is the name of your C program) to compile the program. You can then run the program by typing “./program” (on Linux and Mac) or “program.exe” (on Windows).