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About This Guide

The QNX Neutrino User's Guide tells you how to:

The Neutrino User's Guide is intended for programmers who develop Neutrino-based applications, as well as OEMs and other "resellers" of the OS, who may want to pass this guide on to their end users as a way to provide documentation for the OS component of their product.

  • If you've installed the QNX Momentics development suite, see the Welcome to QNX Momentics guide for an overview of the system and the documentation.
  • Your system might not include all of the things that this guide describes, depending on what software you've installed. For example, some utilities are included in the QNX Momentics development suite, and others are included in a specific Board Support Package (BSP).

The following table may help you find information quickly:

To find out about: Go to:
How Neutrino compares to other operating systems Getting to Know the OS
Starting and ending a session, and turning off a Neutrino system Logging In, Logging Out, and Shutting Down
Adding users to the system, managing passwords, etc. Managing User Accounts
The basics of using the keyboard, command line, and shell (command interpreter) Using the Command Line
Using Neutrino's graphical user interface Using the Photon microGUI
Files, directories, and permissions Working with Files
How to edit files Using Editors
Configuring what your machine does when it boots Controlling How Neutrino Starts
Customizing your shell, setting the time, etc. Configuring Your Environment
Creating your own commands Writing Shell Scripts
The filesystems that Neutrino supports Working with Filesystems
Accessing other machines with Neutrino's native networking Using Qnet for Transparent Distributed Processing
Setting up TCP/IP TCP/IP Networking
Adding printers to your system and using them Printing
Adding USB devices, terminals, video cards, and other hardware to your system Connecting Hardware
Adding embedded HTTP services and dynamic content to embedded web applications Setting Up an Embedded Web Server
Keeping track of changes to your software and other files Using CVS
Backing up and restoring your files Backing Up and Recovering Data
Making your Neutrino system more secure Securing Your System
Analyzing and improving your machine's performance Fine-Tuning Your System
How many processes, files, etc. your system can support Understanding System Limits
How to get help Technical Support
Samples of buildfiles, profiles, etc. Examples
Terms used in QNX docs Glossary

Note to Windows users

In QNX documentation, we use a forward slash (/) as a delimiter in all pathnames, including those pointing to Windows files.

We also generally follow POSIX/UNIX filesystem conventions.


Note: Disable PnP-aware OS in the BIOS.

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