I am getting:

error: unknown type name 'string'; did you mean 'string'? string name = "Seth";

I am using VMware with the cs50 appliance, I ran update50. I've tried running it in both gedit and terminal. Same error everytime.

My code:

#include <cs50.h>
#include <stdin.h>

int main(void)
    string name = "seth";
    printf("hello, %\n", name);


Screen Shot

  • Can you post a screenshot of your appliance window showing the error and your code?
    – curiouskiwi
    Sep 4, 2015 at 23:16
  • Yes I just added one. Sep 5, 2015 at 1:17

1 Answer 1


Check your spelling of string. You spelt it as stirng it is spelled string

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