About this book

About this book

Welcome to the SCO OpenServer(TM) system, an operating system based on UNIX technology.

This book is aimed at people new to the UNIX system who will be working at the command line prompt rather than using the graphical interface. If you have little or no computer experience, relax. This book will introduce you step-by-step to some of the key features of the UNIX system. If you have used the UNIX system before, you can use this book as a refresher or a quick reference guide.

Before you begin, you should have a user account set up for you. Ask your system administrator (the person who looks after your system) to make sure your account is set up.

DOS users who want to get started right away may want to turn to ``Going from DOS to UNIX''. This appendix contains ``Equivalent UNIX and DOS commands'' showing common DOS commands and their UNIX system counterparts.

We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with these resources:

Although we try to present information in the most useful way, you are the ultimate judge of how well we succeed. Please let us know how we can improve this book.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003