DC-DreamOS Group
Basic Unix Rev. 0.1
All Unix OSs (including Cygwin)
Copyright Michael Robinson 2003

Contents:

Requirements
Preparation (TBA)
Overview
Commands
Help & Comments
Bibliography

Requirements

In order to follow this guide you must possess the following skills and materials: a computer running some sort of Unix OS (including Linux and Cygwin) and a basic knowledge of using a computer.

Overview

Unix is a very general term for any operating system which is based on the IEEE POSIX standards. This includes Unix, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and many others. Although Cygwin isn't truly an operating system, it still complies to the POSIX specification and will therefore work as a temporary solution. Due to their POSIX compliance, all of these operating systems use the same basic command set this guide covers. If you have any question as to whether you're running a form of Unix consult your OS manufacturer's website.

Commands

cd

The cd command allows you to change to a different directory, hence the name "change directory". Its syntax is extremely simple and as follows: "cd directory", for example "cd /gcc/build-gcc" changes your current directory to /gcc/build-gcc, or in other words moves you to that directory.

ls

The ls command lists the contents of your current directory and although it can take multiple arguments I'll only cover its basic use here. To use ls you type "ls directory", for example "ls /gcc/build-gcc" displays the contents of the /gcc/build-gcc directory. You can also simply type "ls" and it will show the contents of your current directory.

mkdir

The mkdir command allows you to create a new directory. To use mkdir you type "mkdir directory", for example "mkdir /gcc/build-gcc" creates the directory build-gcc in /gcc. You can also simply type "mkdir build-gcc" if you're already in the /gcc directory.

Help & Comments

If you need any help completing the steps in this guide please send an e-mail to dc-dreamos-main@lists.sourceforge.net and we'll try to help you as much as possible. If you find any inconsistencies, incorrect information, or have a comment or suggestion please e-mail me at mhr_54@users.sourceforge.net. I routinely implement all suggestions and corrections which I feel will benefit others, so please send any ideas you may have.

Bibliography

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