Stupid question #42

Is it such that no binary files are generated and stored on the source computer after a compile.. but only held in memory to be uploaded directly to the device being programmed?.. I am used to generating Hex files, or such for later loading to a device, ie. in the field, etc..

Is it possible to have the IDE create a hex file, or such?


I think the IDE deletes them after they're uploaded. Maybe there's an option to preserve them? If there was, you're probably going to have to manually edit some config file. That's my hunch at least.

The hex files end up in a temporary file stored in the temporary file directory/buildxxxxxxxxxx and are generally deleted when the IDE is closed.