QNX Windows Basics
QNX Windows is a the graphical user interface (GUI) that the data acquisition
system runs on. The gray "background" area is the desktop. A
right mouse click on the desktop will bring up a pull down menu. Within
the pull down menu, you will find sub menus such as "programs" and "utilities". At
the top left corner of the windows environment you'll find an arrow icon. Left
clicking this icon will switch QNX windows to a text environment (very similar
to the "shell" program). To return to the graphical QNX environment,
simply type "windows".
The "shell" program
Probably, the most commonly used program in the program sub-menu is "shell". The
shell program will open up a blue window in which you can type any QNX command. This
is where you can open a text editor such as vedit or vi and
edit data acquisition table files. To exit the shell, simply type exit
or right click on the upper left arrow icon and choose quit. The arrow
icon can also be used to minimize the shell.
The file manager program
Some users will find maneuvering through directories manually (using cd) cumbersome. The
program "file manager" will allow you to click your way through directories
and edit files.