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NOTE: CentOS Enterprise Linux is built from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code. Other than logo and name changes CentOS Enterprise Linux is compatible with the equivalent Red Hat version. This document applies equally to both Red Hat and CentOS Enterprise Linux.

Chapter 1. Overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools

This manual introduces you to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools and its documentation set. After you read this, refer to the following documentation for details about the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Tools:

  • Compiler Tools

    • Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)

    • Using cpp, the C Preprocessor

  • Debugging Tools

    • Debugging with GDB

  • Development Tools

    • Using ld, the Gnu Linker

  • Auxiliary Development Tools

    • Using as, the Gnu Assembler

    • Using binutils, the Gnu Binary Utilities

HTML, PDF, and RPM versions of the manuals are available on the Documentation CD and online at

For more information on the tools and their history, see the following websites:

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