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7.6 Running the software

You are now ready to run the software (assuming everything worked).

% cd ~/units174

If you list the contents of the units directory, you will see a number of subdirectories.

binThe binary executables
infoGNU info formatted documentation
manMan pages
shareShared data files

To run the program, change to the bin directory and type

% ./units

As an example, convert 6 feet to metres.

You have: 6 feet
You want: metres

* 1.8288

If you get the answer 1.8288, congratulations, it worked.

To view what units it can convert between, view the data file in the share directory (the list is quite comprehensive).

To read the full documentation, change into the info directory and type

% info

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