UNIX Tutorial

Typographical conventions

In what follows, we shall use the following typographical conventions:

So, for example,

% ls anydirectory [Enter]

means "at the UNIX prompt %, type ls followed by the name of some directory, then press the key marked Enter"

Don't forget to press the [Enter] key: commands are not sent to the computer until this is done.

Note: UNIX is case-sensitve, so LS is not the same as ls.

The same applies to filenames, so myfile.txt, MyFile.txt and MYFILE.TXT are three seperate files. Beware if copying files to a PC, since DOS and Windows do not make this distinction.

Attribution: This tutorial was originally designed and written by M.Stonebank@surrey.ac.uk, 1 November 2002; modified by Montek Singh, September 1, 2010.

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