I followed the gcc compiler installation tutorial for windows from the vscode website: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/cpp/config-mingw
And the bin folder (C:\msys64\mingw64\bin) is empty, so i'm not able to run the "g++ --version" by adding this path to the Windows path environment variable.
My alternative to it was to use the codeblocks compiler to run my code in vscode, by adding this path: (C:\Program Files\CodeBlocks\MinGW\bin) to the "path" selection in the windows environment variables.
I want to make the MSYS2 compiler work properly in my vscode.
Hope you guys can help me!
MSYS2 comes with a package manager
pacman that you should use to install any components you need.
In your case, open the MSYS2 shell (by running
mingw64.exe) and run the following commands:
pacman -Syu --noconfirm
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain
The first command will tell the package manager to update it's database, the second command will get the MinGW-w64 64-bit GCC compiler.
If you don't really need MSYS2 (e.g. because you dan't plan to use the MSYS2 shell) you could also consider getting a standalone MinGW-w64 build from https://winlibs.com/