Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:08:31 +0200
Reply-To: Evert Carton <me@YOU.HE>
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From: Evert Carton <me@YOU.HE>
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Subject: Re: UNIX SAS primer
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On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 22:43:10 +0000, Quentin McMullen wrote:
- To get up to speed with Unix pretty fast, I would suggest you browse
through the O'Reilly collection. Or get a "Getting started with Linux in
x days" kinda book. For what you might need the commands in Linux and
other Unix variants would be similar if not identical.
Get used to man-pages !! If you don't know what they are, ask your
sysadmin or one of your co-workers. They are a blessing.
- SAS-specific; in your online help, check the SAS-companion for
Unix-environments. Compare with the SAS-companion for Windows
environments, to find out about the differences.
- In the master-index, look for 'CEDA'. This does specifically deal with
portability of SAS-files.
- Transferring files between environments:
proc cport/proc cimport;
Major difference would of course be the filenames. Unix does not know
about C: D: or whatever drives. Backslashes become slashes.
X-commands do exist but the commands would be Unix-commands ... etc etc.
And feel free to ask ...
evert "underscore" carton "at" yahoo "dot" co "dot" uk
PS: I used to work on SAS/HP-UX and SAS/Linux. Now also taking on SAS/Windows.
> Hi All,
> Just wondering if anyone could point me towards (or send me) any papers
> etc that are UNIX primers written for SAS folks. I've been writing SAS
> almost exclusively on Windows, and need to add UNIX SAS to my toolkit. I'm
> looking for something really basic, that will tell me things like where
> config and autoexec files are stored, and what will and will not be
> readable from both platforms (we've got data, code, etc. stored on a samba
> drive, so most of this is transparent. But apparently we need to make
> duplicate versions of format catalogs and ODS templates for PC and UNIX?).
> In looking through archives, I've seen references to a SUGI 21 paper: "An
> Introduction to UNIX Shell Programming and the SAS System Gregory S.
> Nelson, The Gallop Organization", but the online SUGI archives don't go
> back that far.