Thanks for feedback.
I'm still stuck though. I gave up on IDE, as i have spent so much time messing with it, so i followed the AVRdude method, but i'm still pulling my hair out.
Following the instructions, on the trinket page, i hit the download AVRdude.conf blue button, however, this doesn't download the conf file, it just gives you the code. So, i found and edited the original .conf file, and replaced all the code, with the new code. file size is now 554Kb in size.
The next part of the instructions is to run 'avrdude -c usbtiny -p attiny85'
Doing this gives me yet another error, c:\WinAVR-20100110\bin\avrdude.conf:332 unrecognized character: "w"
so, i googled it and found this http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/avrdude/
The second link gives reference to yet another AVRdude file.http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releas ... -win32.zip
I have downloaded this and extracted to bin folder, replacing AVRdude.conf and avrdude.exe
Ran the DOS command again...!
Wow, this worked, and now i'm at the next stage in the instructions.
Ok, so next I tried the " avrdude -c usbtiny -p attiny85 -U flash:w:trinketblink.hex "
Next, tried this " avrdude -c usbtiny -p attiny85 -D -U flash:w:trinketblink.hex "
The trinketblink.hex is working !! Wow, what a nightmare journey.
What now i ask myself, how am i going to write code in HEX ??
I found this statement, "For some users, they may want to program the Trinket directly with AVR-GCC as the compiler, vi/emacs as their editor and AVRdude as the uploader. That's easy to do!"
talk about going round in circles, What NOW???? (Nothing has been easy !)
a lesson i'm quickly learning, the instructions on adafruit are not sufficient, and are obviously outdated.
We can all google, but it would be helpful to not have a bunch of tabs open trying to figure out what half the terminology is, and what it is you need to do. Fine for those in the know, but not very intuitive for a first timer.
How do i take IDE code and use it with AVR, or convert it, or whatever it is you need to do ?
Any detailed advice on where or what to do now would be appreciated.