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Initialization and Changing Virtual Systems

    vfsetup [-n host path , [-r,v] name , -f file]

The vfsetupgif command sets up the selected virtual system. It adds the appropriate directories to the search path and sets all necessary environment variables. vfsetup can be called in several ways. With no arguments, it reads the file ~/.virt-sys and uses the information found to access the virtual system description. The -v option takes the name of the virtual directory containing the system description. The -n option takes the name of a host and the physical name of the virtual directory on that host that contains the virtual system description. The -f option takes the name of a Unix file that is to be read in place of ~/.virt-sys.

It is also possible to set up a virtual system by specifying its name. If the -r option is specified, the name is taken to be the default name for the virtual system at the local site. If the name is specified without a modifier, the name is looked up in the /VIRTUAL-SYSTEMS directory of the presently active virtual system (the site default is used if no virtual system is presently active). For example, if the name of your virtual system is guest you can set up the virtual system using following command.

    vfsetup guest



Padma Indraganti
Tue Jul 9 11:37:24 PDT 1996