Installation Instructions for the Miranda™ System under Linux In order to install the Miranda system, you should be in the same directory as the downloaded file mira-2038-i686-Linux.tgz and you must be root (type su, or sudo before each command). If you have a previous version of Miranda installed you should first remove (or move) the old miralib directory which will be at /usr/lib/miralib or /usr/local/lib/miralib. To install Miranda execute the following command, as root:- tar xpzf mira-2038-i686-Linux.tgz -C / To run the miranda system, for which you do not need to be root, say mira There is online help information (say /help ) and an online manual (say /man ). To access the manual directly from a UNIX shell say mira -man Explanation You will have installed the following files:- /usr/bin/mira An executable copy of the miranda system. /usr/bin/just /usr/bin/mtotex Text formatting programs, useful in connection with Miranda literate scripts (see Miranda online manual). /usr/share/man/man1/mira.1 /usr/share/man/man1/just.1 /usr/share/man/man1/mtotex.1 The UNIX manual pages for mira, just, mtotex. /usr/lib/miralib A directory containing various auxiliary files and directories to which mira needs access when it is running. When the mira program is executed it will look for this first at /usr/lib/miralib and then at /usr/local/lib/miralib - if it does find it in either place it will exit with a panic message. This behaviour can be overriden either by calling mira with an explicit flag, thus: mira -lib pathname ... where pathname is the address at which the miralib directory is stored - or by setting an environment variable MIRALIB. [For more detailed information, there is a section about flags and setup files in the online manual, look under `UNIX/Miranda system interface'.] There is a collection of example programs, in a directory called ex, under the miralib directory. It has a README file in it. Within a Miranda session, saying /cd <ex> will take you into the examples directory. Say !ls to see what is in there.