First, read Chapter 1: “About GT.M for an overview of GT.M system management. Then, proceed to the chapter that discusses the area of interest.

The presentation of information in each chapter is designed to be useful for even a first-time user. Each chapter starts with an overview of the topic at hand and then moves on to related GT.M utility program commands and qualifiers.This list is organized alphabetically by command and then by the qualifiers for each command. Then, the chapter provides recommendations from FIS to implement and operate important aspects of the topic. It ends with an exercise that reinforces the concepts introduced in the chapter.

FIS recommends users read the chapters in a top-down manner. After becoming familiar with GT.M, use the "Commands and Qualifiers" section of each chapter as a reference manual. If you are looking for a GT.M command or a qualifier(s) that applies to a specific command, use the Command and Qualifier summary table at the end of the chapters.

There are two choices for the HTML version-plain HTML or webhelp. The left frame of the plain HTML format includes a Google custom search engine for searching across the manual. It requires an Internet connection and a Javascript-enabled browser.

The webhelp format includes a search facility that works even when you do not have an active Internet connection.

Whether you are a first-time user or an expert user, one of the fastest way to find information is to "Search" for it. Just type the keyword you are looking and press the Search button. With the Google custom search feature of the plain HTML format, you can search for an exact phrase by enclosing your search term within quotes. You can also combine keywords and exact phrases to restrict your search. Once you get your search result, use the browser find facility (ctrl+f in most browsers) to find the specific information. The search facility of the webhelp format takes only keywords. If there are more than one keyword, it displays the results for each keyword separately and all possible combinations of those keywords. For example, searching in the webhelp format for environment variables (without quotes) gives results in three categories:

  • Results for: environment

  • Results for: variables

  • Results for: environment,variables

Unlike the plain HTML format, the webhelp format does not support search terms within quotes.

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