Volume 1 Chapter 4 Starting QUEST under VMS

Back to Table of Contents

4.2.2 UNIX

Users of the UNIX implementations need to insert a one-line instruction into their .login or .cshrc files, such as the following

Please ask your system manager, or the person who installed the software at your site, for the exact instruction you should use.

When this instruction is executed, a C shell script sets up the aliases and environment variables required to run the CSD software on your machine. You will see something like the following:

You will then see something similar to the following:

The ">" is the QUEST prompt. This means that the program is now awaiting instructions.

Additional information that may be obtained from the above startup text is as follows:

Problem

If you see the following

you probably have not inserted a line similar to the following in either your .login or .cshrc file.

This command sets up the necessary information for your process to know where the CCDC software resides on your machine. Please ask your system manager, or the person who installed the software at your site, for the exact instruction you should use.

4.2.3 For More Information...

Briefly, the TT: and /dev/tty tell the software that you want to type the QUEST instructions interactively (on-line), and/or use the QUEST graphical menus to compose your search.

Note:
The principal difference between the QUEST command procedures for VMS and UNIX, so far as users are concerned, is that the VMS procedure's default for the 2nd parameter is non-interactive. That is, if you omit TT: the software will read instructions from STEROID.QUE. The UNIX implementations, on the other hand, by default, are interactive. If you omit the /dev/tty the software will still read instructions from the terminal.

For more information on the QUEST command and its parameters under VMS see Appendix 12 of the hardcopy documentation.

For more information on the QUEST command and its parameters on UNIX machines see Appendix 13 of the hardcopy documentation.

Back to Table of Contents

Volume 1 Chapter 4 Starting the Graphical Interface.