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Old 12-04-2007
what is gcc -e option in C


could any one tell me why we r using -e option in gcc ?

# 2  
Old 12-04-2007
I could not find -e in my version of gcc. Instead -E was there. The man page says

       -E  Stop after the preprocessing stage; do not run the compiler proper.
           The output is in the form of preprocessed source code, which is sent
           to the standard output.

           Input files which don't require preprocessing are ignored.

# 3  
Old 12-05-2007
did not get : Plz give example

could u give me example as i did not get
# 4  
Old 12-05-2007
Originally Posted by useless79
could u give me example as i did not get
gcc -E source.c

will emit the pre-processed source, eg expand headers, macros but do no compilation.
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