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5.2. Starting xwio

For details on installation and set-up of the BAP system please refer to then installation manual and the "read.me" files provided on the distribution media.

The xwio program can be started from your UNIX command shell. It is usually invoked without any options and reads its configuration from a file .xwiorc in your home directory (~username/.xwiorc).

Starting xwio causes the transputer system to be reset and booted with BAP. The ' default file ' is executed as first program on the Prolog system.

It is not necessary to inform the system of your Transputer network's topology, as the default topology, 'generic', will start a worm program that explores all link connections in your network.

The following command line options are available to override settings in .xwiorc:

-n

Causes xwio to be started without resetting the network. This option is helpful with systems that provide a mechanism for reset and network configuration other than the standard INMOS or Parsytec style.

-f filename

Loads 'filename' instead of the default file from .xwiorc as primary Prolog program.

-l linkname

Uses 'linkname' for the connection to the parallel system. Typical link names might be
/dev/bqu0 on FreeBSD systems
/dev/link on Linux systems
"bbks4 b0 l0" on Suns using Parsytec link interfaces
or simply an integer number as link id on systems with link management software installed.

For details concerning your system please consult the Release Notes shipped with your versin of BAP.


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