3.2. Using make

To build a program without using a Makefile, run the make tool as follows:
scl enable devtoolset-6 'make source_file_without_extension'
This command makes use of implicit rules that are defined for a number of programming languages, including C, C++, and Fortran. The result is a binary file named source_file_without_extension in the current working directory.
Note that you can execute any command using the scl utility, causing it to be run with the Red Hat Developer Toolset binaries used in preference to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux system equivalent. This allows you to run a shell session with Red Hat Developer Toolset make as default:
scl enable devtoolset-6 'bash'


To verify the version of make you are using at any point, type the following at a shell prompt:
which make
Red Hat Developer Toolset's make executable path will begin with /opt. Alternatively, you can use the following command to confirm that the version number matches that for Red Hat Developer Toolset make:
make -v

Example 3.1. Building a C Program Using make

Consider a source file named hello.c with the following contents:
#include <stdio.h>
int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
  printf("Hello, World!\n");
  return 0;
To build this source code using the implicit rules defined by the make utility from Red Hat Developer Toolset, type:
~]$ scl enable devtoolset-6 'make hello'
cc     hello.c   -o hello
This creates a new binary file called hello in the current working directory.