This section assumes that the Prospero file system has been installed on the system being used. Later sections explain how to install the Prospero file system at a new site and on individual systems.
Most of the commands that are specific to the Prospero file system take a debug option. The form is -D# where # is an optional integer and specifies the level of detail. The higher the integer, the greater the detail. By itself, -D sets the debugging level to 1. Debugging levels of 9 and above display the actual Prospero protocol messages that go across the network.