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 start with the Basic User Manual.

There are four Legion manuals, each aimed at a specific type of user, that can be consulted for more information. The others are:

  • Basic User Manual: introductory information about the system.
  • System Administrator Manual: information and documentation for administrators of Legion systems, including installing and running Legion, configuring security features, resource management, and managing a Legion system.
  • Developer Manual: 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, DOS, and local path names appear in a serif typeface.
  • Functions, method names, parameters, flags, command-line utilities (such as rm, cp, and legion_ls), and context path names appear in fixed typeface.

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