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Xcode 6 has Run, build, pretty much everything in debug menu greyed out for a single C file that I open in Xcode. This is a prebuilt program. I wish to debug it, and make changes to the file, but it seems that it must be a project to use debug functionality. Is this true?

I am in university so I wish to have single files as they are submitted like that. If it is not possible to debug on Xcode, are there any better recommendations?

Thanks.

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You need to have project in order to be able to debug in Xcode. Xcode has to know how to compile/link/build Your files. You can make it very quickly by creating Command line tool. Go to File -> New.. -> Project... N. Choose OS X -> Application -> Command Line Tool. On the next screen choose language to be C. Then You'll have new project with main.c file where You can start coding and debugging.

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    To make it clearer you do not debug a file you debug a program that has been compiled from one or more files - so you have to tell Xcode about the program – Mark Dec 3 '14 at 10:41

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