1.0 Introduction

1.1 About this manual

This manual provides detailed information about specific parts of the Legion system. It is intended to be a supplement to the other Legion documentation, and new users are advised to consult at least one other Legion manual before using the Reference Manual.

There are three other Legion manuals, each aimed at a specific type of user, which can be consulted for more information. Users who would like introductory information about the system should see the Basic User Manual. The System Administrator Manual provides information and documentation for administrators of Legion systems, including installing and running Legion, configuring security features, resource management, and managing a Legion system. The Developer Manual provides information and documentation for programmers working in Legion, and includes information on languages, libraries, core objects, and implementing new Legion objects. There are also man pages for all Legion commands, included with the system files, and several on-line tutorials on the Legion web site (http://legion.virginia.edu).

1.2 Style conventions

The manuals at times refer to path names in Unix directory space and in Legion context space. To avoid confusion, the following style conventions are used throughout Legion documentation:

  • Unix or local path names appear in normal font
  • context path names appear in fixed font

Functions, method names, parameters, flags, and command-line utilities (such as rm, cp, and legion_ls) also appear in fixed font.

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