The commands described in this book are all intended to be typed at a command prompt in a text display (or window, if you are using a graphical terminal).
There are several ways of getting to a command prompt, depending on how your system is configured. In general, you must first log in to the system, then (if you are using a graphical environment) open a shell window.
If you are using the graphical environment:
Note that the examples in this chapter assume that you are running the
Korn shell. If you are not sure which shell you are running, see
``Identifying your login shell''.
If you are not running the Korn shell, type:
This starts a temporary Korn shell session.
If you have not used the command prompt before, you may want to refer to ``Getting started'' before continuing with this chapter.