I am going through the Penetration Testing Student learning path. The c++ section of this course wants you to use Dev C++ IDE which is a windows program. I don’t have any windows machines and I didn’t feel like creating a windows VM. I want to keep all notes and files created during the course in one place. I looked at using alternatives such as Clion but I am not sure if I would run into any issues going through the C++ section. Since I am not very familiar with C++ I decided to figure out a way to use the recommend IDE.
Here is what I did to install Dev C++ IDE
I am currently runnin:
❯ cat /etc/os-release PRETTY_NAME="Kali GNU/Linux Rolling" NAME="Kali GNU/Linux" ID=kali VERSION="2021.2"
- Download the latest Portable version and decompress it:
mv Dev-Cpp\ 5.11\ TDM-GCC\ x64\ 4.9.2\ Portable.7z Dev-CppPoartable.7
7z e Dev-CppPoartable.7z
I pretty much kept everything default Except the font. I am using “Hack”. You can change the font later by going to Tools > Editor Options > Fonts
- create my hello world program and it worked. You can run the exe at anytime by dong:
❯ wine helloWorld.exe Hello World!
Not sure if the a good practice or not but I thought I would share.