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Executing a process

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To execute a process under Unix:

  1. Your terminal should display the shell prompt. It looks like this:
          yourname@yourcomputer<18>%
  2. Type the name of the command. For example, there is a date command that tells you the current date and time. Here is how your screen might look after you use this command:
          yourname@yourcomputer<19>% date
          Sat Jan 28 14:20:38 MST 1995
          yourname@yourcomputer<20>%

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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1996/01/07 19:38:34 UT
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