/Fe (Name EXE File)
This option specifies a name and a directory for the .exe file or DLL created by the compiler. Without this option, the compiler gives the file a default name using the base name of the first source or object file specified on the command line and the extension .exe or .dll.
If you specify the /c, to compile without linking, /Fe has no effect.
To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment
- Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
- Click the Linker folder.
- Click the General property page.
- Modify the Output File property.
To set this compiler option programmatically
See OutputFile Property.
The following command line compiles and links all C source files in the current directory. The resulting executable file is named PROCESS.exe and is created in the directory C:\BIN.
CL /FeC:\BIN\PROCESS *.C
The following command line creates an executable file in
C:\BIN with the same base name as the first source or object file:
CL /FeC:\BIN\ *.C