This book, AIX 5L Version 5.1 Files Reference, describes the files used by the operating system. The various system files, file formats, special files, header files, and directories used by the operating system, its subsystems, and certain optional program products are covered in this book.
This book is intended for experienced C programmers. To use the book effectively, you should be familiar with UNIX System V commands, system calls, subroutines, file formats, and special files.
This book contains sections on the system files, special files, header files, and directories that are provided with the operating system and optional program products. File formats required for certain files that are generated by the system or an optional program are also presented in a section of this book.
The following highlighting
conventions are used in this book:
|Bold||Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.|
|Italics||Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.|
|Monospace||Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.|
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