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SAP SQL Anywhere, on-demand edition 1.0 SP 6 » Troubleshooting and additional resources » Documentation conventions

Directory and file names

Usually references to directory and file names are similar on all supported platforms, with simple transformations between the various forms. In these cases, Windows conventions are used. Where the details are more complex, the documentation shows all relevant forms.

These conventions are used to simplify the documentation of directory and file names:

  • Uppercase and lowercase directory names

    On Windows and Unix, directory and file names can contain uppercase and lowercase letters.

    On Windows, references to directories and files are not case sensitive. Mixed case directory and file names are common, but it is common to refer to them using all lowercase letters.

    On Unix, references to directories and files are case sensitive. Mixed case directory and file names are not common. Most use all lowercase letters.

  • Slashes separating directory and file names

    The documentation uses backslashes (\) as the directory separator. On Unix, replace the backslash with the forward slash (/).

  • Executable files

    The documentation shows executable file names using Windows conventions, with a suffix such as .exe or .bat. On Unix, executable file names have no suffix.

    For example, on Windows, the network database server is dbsrv17.exe. On Unix, it is dbsrv17.

  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions

    The documentation does not always distinguish between 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the software. In some cases, the documentation provides an example file path that includes bin32 or bin64. The two are interchangeable, and depend on the version of the software that was installed. For example, the file paths C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 17\bin32 and C:\Program Files\SQL Anywhere 17\bin64 are equivalent.