About This Guide

The QNX PPS Developer's Guide includes:

Typographical conventions

Throughout this manual, we use certain typographical conventions todistinguish technical terms. In general, the conventions we useconform to those found in IEEE POSIX publications. The following tablesummarizes our conventions:

Reference Example
Code examples if( stream == NULL )
Command options -lR
Commands make
Environment variables PATH
File and pathnames /dev/null
Function names exit()
Keyboard chords Ctrl-Alt-Delete
Keyboard input something you type
Keyboard keys Enter
Program output login:
Programming constants NULL
Programming data types unsigned short
Programming literals 0xFF, "message string"
Variable names stdin
User-interface components Cancel

We use an arrow (→) in directions for accessing menuitems, like this:

You'll find the Other... menu item underPerspective-->Show View.

We use notes, cautions, and warnings to highlight importantmessages:

Note: Notes point out something important or useful.

Caution: Cautions tell you about commands or procedures that may haveunwanted or undesirable side effects.

WARNING: Warnings tell you about commands or procedures that could bedangerous to your files, your hardware, or even yourself.

Note to Windows users

In our documentation, we use a forward slash(/) as a delimiter in all pathnames,including those pointing to Windows files.

We also generally follow POSIX/UNIX filesystem conventions.

Navigation buttons

At the top and bottom of our HTML docs, you'll see some or all of thesebuttons:

Use this button: To move:
Previous To the previous part of the document.
Contents “Up” in the document:
  • In a prose book, this typically takes you to About This Guide.
  • In a reference book, it takes you to the listing of items that start with a given letter. For example, if you're looking at the docs for abs(), this button takes you to the listing of the functions that start with A.
Keyword index To the keyword index.
Next To the next part of the document.

Technical support options

To obtain technical support for any QNX product, visit theSupport areaon our website (www.qnx.com).You'll find a wide range of support options, including community forums.

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