Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
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way to find anything.
Ancient OSes sometimes left things out:
If you have the Development System, you already have /bin/adb.
If not, you may need to grab a copy from your distribution, or it
may already have been installed, depending on your OS and version.
It could be called /bin/adb (older Xenix) or /etc/_fst
(Unix and recent versions of Xenix). If you don't have either of
these, look through the files in /etc/perms for them; in
Xenix 2.3.4, you will find one of each, which will be in fact the
exact same file but on two different diskettes. If the volume on
which the file you want is mountable (you can check this in the
manual, or use the dtype command), then mount it and copy the file
off. Otherwise, use tar to extract the file, keeping in mind that
the filenames on your diskettes are all written with relative paths
(i.e. ./bin/adb, not /bin/adb). Note that if you look in the Unix
documentation, it may well tell you that you need /bin/adb, when in
fact it's called /etc/_fst.
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