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SAS 9.2 Companion for UNIX Environments Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243215D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Sep-18
Document File: 516 page(s) / 3M

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SAS® 9.2 Companion for UNIX Environments

SAS® Documentation

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The correct bibliographic citation for this manual is as follows: SAS Institute Inc. 2009. SAS ® 9.2 Companion for UNIX Environments. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc.

SAS® 9.2 Companion for UNIX Environments

Copyright © 2009, SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA

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P A R T 1 Running SAS Software Under UNIX 1

Chapter 1

4 Getting Started with SAS in UNIX Environments 3

Starting SAS Sessions in UNIX Environments 4
Running SAS in a Foreground or Background Process 6

Selecting a Method of Running SAS in UNIX Environments 7
SAS Windowing Environment in UNIX Environments 7
Interactive Line Mode in UNIX Environments 9
Batch Mode in UNIX Environments 10
Running SAS on a Remote Host in UNIX Environments 11
X Command Line Options 13
Executing Operating System Commands from Your SAS Session 14 Customizing Your SAS Registry Files 17
Customizing Your SAS Session by Using System Options 18
Customizing Your SAS Session by Using Configuration and Autoexec Files 20 Defining Environment Variables in UNIX Environments 23
Determining the Completion Status of a SAS Job in UNIX Environments 24 Exiting or Interrupting Your SAS Session in UNIX Environments 25 Ending a Process That Is Running as a SAS Server 27
Ending a SAS Process on a Relational Database 27

Chapter 2

4 Using SAS Files 31

Introduction to SAS Files, Libraries, and Engines in UNIX Environments 33 Co...