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The QNX Neutrino User's Guide tells you how to:
- Use the QNX Neutrino runtime environment, regardless of the kind of computer it's running on (embedded system or desktop). Think of this guide as the companion how-to doc for the Utilities Reference. Assuming there's a Neutrino system prompt or Photon login waiting for input, this guide is intended to help you learn how to interact with that prompt.
- Perform such traditional system administration topics as setting up user accounts, security, starting up a Neutrino machine, etc.
The Neutrino User's Guide is intended for programmers who develop Neutrino-based applications, as well as OEMs and other "resellers" of the OS, who may want to pass this guide on to their end users as a way to provide documentation for the OS component of their product.
The following table may help you find information quickly:
|To find out about:||Go to:|
|How Neutrino compares to other operating systems||Getting to Know the OS|
|Starting and ending a session, and turning off a Neutrino system||Logging In, Logging Out, and Shutting Down|
|Adding users to the system, managing passwords, etc.||Managing User Accounts|
|The basics of using the keyboard, command line, and shell (command interpreter)||Using the Command Line|
|Using Neutrino's graphical user interface||Using the Photon microGUI|
|Files, directories, and permissions||Working with Files|
|How to edit files||Using Editors|
|Configuring what your machine does when it boots||Controlling How Neutrino Starts|
|Customizing your shell, setting the time, etc.||Configuring Your Environment|
|Creating your own commands||Writing Shell Scripts|
|The filesystems that Neutrino supports||Working with Filesystems|
|Accessing other machines with Neutrino's native networking||Using Qnet for Transparent Distributed Processing|
|Setting up TCP/IP||TCP/IP Networking|
|Adding printers to your system and using them||Printing|
|Adding USB devices, terminals, video cards, and other hardware to your system||Connecting Hardware|
|Adding embedded HTTP services and dynamic content to embedded web applications||Setting Up an Embedded Web Server|
|Keeping track of changes to your software and other files||Using CVS|
|Backing up and restoring your files||Backing Up and Recovering Data|
|Making your Neutrino system more secure||Securing Your System|
|Analyzing and improving your machine's performance||Fine-Tuning Your System|
|How many processes, files, etc. your system can support||Understanding System Limits|
|How to get help||Technical Support|
|Samples of buildfiles, profiles, etc.||Examples|
|Terms used in QNX docs||Glossary|
- We assume that QNX Neutrino is already installed and running on your computer.
- This guide is intended for all users of a QNX Neutrino system, from system administrators to end users.
- The online version of this guide contains links to various books throughout our entire documentation set; if you don't have the entire set installed on your system, you'll naturally get some bad-link errors (e.g. "File not found").
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