Directory and File System Conventions

The default directory for eCosPro distributions on Windows (usually C:\eCosPro) is different from that on Linux (usually /opt/ecospro or $HOME/ecospro for non-root installations). Since many command line examples in the tutorials use these paths, this default (base) directory will be cited as BASE_DIR.

Windows and Linux have a similar file system syntax, but the MS-DOS command interpreter on Windows versions prior to Windows 10 uses the backslash character (\) as a path separator, while Linux and POSIX shells (including the bash shell for windows) use the forward slash (/). Windows 10 can use both characters.

This document will use the POSIX shell convention of forward slashes throughout.

2017-02-09
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