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Setup UNIX/LINUX Environment variables and command aliases for convenience of SAS Administrators ?

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Setup UNIX/LINUX Environment variables and command aliases for convenience of SAS Administrators ?

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Dear fellow SAS Administrators,

 

I would like to get your inputs on how to setup UNIX/LINUX environment in order to make SAS admin's life easier.

 

The followings are a few examples,

 

1. setup environment variables:
for example,

export SAS94HOME=/opt/sas/sas94
export LEV1=/opt/sas/config/Lev1

 

2. setup alias for long UNIX/LINUX commands:
for example,

alias lev1="cd /opt/sas/config/Lev1"
alias sasmc="/opt/sas/sas94/SASManagementConsole/9.4/sasmc"

 

3. others ....

 

The above are just a few examples, so that you know what I really want to ask in this thread Smiley Happy

 

I sincerely appreaciate if you could share ideas and best practices on how to setup your environment to make things convenient ! 

It's even better if you could give some real examples.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Alex

 

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Re: Help ! How to Setup UNIX/LINUX Environment for convenience of SAS Administrators ?

Installation and configuration is very large subjects. Many answer will depend on your requirements and other circumstances specific to your site.
How set up things in a nice way you need experience, try to interact with fellow colleges and read papers and posts at this site as well.

Try to narrow down your question.
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Setup UNIX/LINUX Environment variables and command aliases for convenience of SAS Administrators ?

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Hi LinusH,

 

Thanks for the reply and the suggestions to narrow down the questions. Let me "narrow down"  into two areas:

 

1. Unix/Linux environment variables:
for example,

export SAS94HOME=/opt/sas/sas94
export LEV1=/opt/sas/config/Lev1

 

2. Unix/Linux command alias for long UNIX/LINUX commands:
for example,

alias lev1="cd /opt/sas/config/Lev1"
alias sasmc="/opt/sas/sas94/SASManagementConsole/9.4/sasmc"

 

I would like to see some more environment variables settings and aliases settings.

 

Do you think the above two areas are still not narrow enough ?

 

Thank you,

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