Important: To move between documents in this library area, use the browser's menu and the navigational aids built into the documents themselves. See Navigating between books for more information.
This page discusses the following topics:
|Locating the books that you want|
|Navigating between books|
|Navigating within a book|
|Viewing reference pages|
The online books are arranged into "bookshelves." Each bookshelf is represented by a bulleted list. The colors are as follows:
|General User Documents|
|System & Network Administration|
The organization of the library is similar to the kit structure of the printed documentation set except that books meeeting the needs of multiple audiences appear on several bookshelves. For example, the Security book is on the General User, Programming, and System and Network Administration bookshelves because it serves each of those audiences.
To guide you more quickly to the books you want to read, the colored bullet for each book matches the color coding for the printed subkit corresponding to the bookshelf. For example, the Security book is actually part of the General User subkit, so it has a blue bullet () wherever it is listed.
For complete information on all the books, see the Documentation Overview, Glossary, and Master Index. The descriptions in the Documentation Overview include order numbers for the full printed documentation kit, for the various subkits, and for individual books. Supplementary Documentats are not part of any kit or subkit and cannot be ordered from Compaq.
When you open a book, the browser creates a new window so that you can keep several books open at once. Except for links to the various books from the Master Index, you cannot go directly from one book to another. To open a new book or switch to another book, use the browser's Window menu to return to the library and choose a new book.
Because the books in this library come from several different sources, navigation aids differ between books. These are the different kinds of books:
When you open a book with a Tru64 UNIX title page, you will find a navigation button bar below the book's title on the title page. This button bar looks like the illustration immediately above. (The buttons in the illustration are not active.)
These buttons also appear at the top and bottom of each book file and before each section in a chapter. There are seven different buttons in the button bar. The entire button bar always appears, but some buttons might be blank to show that they are disabled.
The following table describes what the buttons do:
|This button takes you to the table of contents in the book you are reading.|
|This button searches backward for the first chapter marker earlier in the book than your present location. If you are before the first numbered section of a chapter, you will go to the beginning of the preceding chapter. If you are in one of the numbered sections within a chapter, you will go to the beginning of the chapter you are in.|
|This button searches backward for the first section marker in the current chapter that is earlier than your present location.|
|This button searches forward for the first section marker in the current chapter that is later than your present location.|
|This button searches forward for the first chapter marker later in the book than your present location.|
|This button takes you to the index in the book you are reading.|
|This button opens a new browser window containing the page you are now reading. You can leave this page's window on your acreen while you read other documents.|
These buttons also appear at the top and bottom of the table of contents, each chapter, and the index. There are five different buttons in the button bar, but only buttons that are active appear.
The following table describes what the buttons do:
|This button searches forward for the first chapter marker later in the book than your present location. If you are in the last chapter, this button does not appear.|
|This button searches backward for the first chapter marker earlier in the book than your present location. If you are in the first chapter, this button does not appear.|
|This button takes you to the title and copyright information at the beginning of the book. If you are in the title and copyright section, this button does not appear.|
|This button takes you to the table of contents for the book you are reading. If you are in the table of contents, this button does not appear.|
|This button takes you to the index for the book you are reading. If you are in the index, this button does not appear.|
The reference pages are displayed by an automated tool called
webman. This tool might not be installed on your system. If it is installed,
webman works in the following way:
webmanpresents a page that lists the available reference page directories. The list can include custom locations established by your system administrator and enabled by your
MANPATHenvironment variable. The standard locations are:
/usr/share/man), present if the documentation CD-ROM is installed.
/usr/dt/share/man), present if the documentation CD-ROM is installed.
This display also includes a field into which you can enter a keyword for which you want a list of related reference pages. The listing includes hypertext links to the pages in the display.
webmanpresents an alphabetical listing of the contents of that directory. If a given reference page is listed twice, the two files are:
webmandisplays the selected reference page.
Within a reference page display, cross-references to other reference pages are hypertext links. A given hypertext link can resolve to more than one possible file. The search order is as follows:
webmandisplays that file.