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B.3.3.1 Installing a Prepared Distribution for PC Systems

If you have received a binary distribution prepared by the DOS maintainers, then gawk and the necessary support files appear under the `gnu' directory, with executables in `gnu/bin', libraries in `gnu/lib/awk', and manual pages under `gnu/man'. This is designed for easy installation to a `/gnu' directory on your drive--however, the files can be installed anywhere provided AWKPATH is set properly. Regardless of the installation directory, the first line of `igawk.cmd' and `igawk.bat' (in `gnu/bin') may need to be edited.

The binary distribution contains a separate file describing the contents. In particular, it may include more than one version of the gawk executable.

OS/2 (32 bit, EMX) binary distributions are prepared for the `/usr' directory of your preferred drive. Set UNIXROOT to your installation drive (e.g., `e:') if you want to install gawk onto another drive than the hardcoded default `c:'. Executables appear in `/usr/bin', libraries under `/usr/share/awk', manual pages under `/usr/man', Texinfo documentation under `/usr/info' and NLS files under `/usr/share/locale'. If you already have a file `/usr/info/dir' from another package do not overwrite it! Instead enter the following commands at your prompt (replace `x:' by your installation drive):

install-info --info-dir=x:/usr/info x:/usr/info/gawk.info
install-info --info-dir=x:/usr/info x:/usr/info/gawkinet.info

However, the files can be installed anywhere provided AWKPATH is set properly.

The binary distribution may contain a separate file containing additional or more detailed installation instructions.

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