About This Guide

The QNX Neutrino User's Guide is intended for all users of a QNX Neutrino system, from system administrators to end users.

This guide tells you how to:

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:

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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
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 USB devices, terminals, video cards, and other hardware to your system Connecting Hardware
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 this document Glossary

For information about programming in Neutrino, see Getting Started with QNX Neutrino: A Guide for Realtime Programmers and the QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide.