This is an abbreviated version of the installation instructions in the documentation (refsdok.pdf) of References for the experienced computer user. The complete distribution includes the files:
Only r42.zip is required to use the program (if you do not want to change it, as a programmer). The file r42src.zip contains the source-code for the program and for the documentation). To install References, open a command prompt, make c: the actual drive, create the directory c:\refs42 and change into this directory:
md c:\refs42 cd c:\refs42
Copy the file r41.zip into this directory and unzip it (you may use Info-ZIP's unzip, freely available through FTP).
Make the batch files in c:\refs42 accessible from other directories e. g. by adding this directory name to the PATH variable in the AUTOEXEC.BAT configuaration file (Windows 9x) or by modifying the PATH-entry in the ENVIRONMENT (Windows NT):
After restarting the computer, opening a command line, a call to tutorial should start References as shown in the following figure, to leave References, enter q [Enter] yes [Enter]:
The default directory structure of References is depicted in the next figure. An installation into another directory requires that all path entries in the batch (command) files are adjusted:
The directory c:\refs42\doc contains the documentation of the software in PDF. The refs42.exe executable file and AWK-scripts are located in the bin-directory. Databases have the general path \refs42\data and \refs42\data\rdb. The rdb subdirectory will contain the `binary' (database and index) files. The path \refs42\data is referred to as database text files directory in the manual and \refs42\data\rdb as database binary files directory or database subdirectory.
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