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The !SASROOT Directory

Contents of the !SASROOT Directory

The !SASROOT directory contains the files required to use SAS. This directory includes invocation points, configuration files, sample programs, catalogs, data sets, and executable files. You do not need to know the organization of these directories to use SAS.

If all available SAS products are installed on your system, the !SASROOT directory contains the files and directories listed in the following tables:

SAS Files in the !SASROOT Directory
SAS File Description of Contents
sas is the default invocation point for SAS.
sassetup is the invocation point for SAS Setup, the installation program for SAS. is the SAS file that was used to update the license information.
sasv9.cfg is the system configuration file for SAS.
sasv9_local.cfg is the file that contains user-specified options. This file overrides the options in the default configuration file, and prevents the options from being lost when you reinstall or upgrade SAS.

SAS Directories in the !SASROOT/utilities/bin Directory
SAS Directory Description of Contents
contains the invocation scripts for each language listed in the nls directory. This directory also contains the SASENV script that sets the environment variables that are required by SAS.
contains the subdirectories for a DBCS installation.
contains the SAS Setup program files.
is a SAS library that contains SAS data sets used by SAS/GRAPH software to produce maps. You receive some maps with SAS/GRAPH software. Additional maps are available in the SAS Map Data Library Series.
contains miscellaneous components, such as Java applets, fonts, and textures. This directory also contains components for various SAS products, such as script files for SAS/CONNECT and thin client interfaces for SAS/SHARE.
contains subdirectories for national language support. These directories include: en (English), ja (Japanese), ko (Korean), and zh (Simplified Chinese). Each language directory contains a sascfg subdirectory that contains the SAS data files created during installation.
contains sample programs for different SAS products. These programs are organized by product subdirectory. Installing sample programs is optional. Consequently, this directory might not include samples for every SAS product, or the directory might be empty.
contains predefined SAS macros. See Using Autocall Libraries in UNIX Environments.
contains executable files for different SAS products.
is a SAS library that contains online Help files, menus, descriptions of graphics devices, and other catalogs used by SAS procedures that support windows.
contains files that contain all of the messages and notes that are used by SAS.
contains various components of SAS products.
contains files that are used by the Feature Testing Tool.
obtains and transcodes or decodes the user name and password into Unicode. It then calls the SAS authorization service to authenticate the user. It then exits with an exit status that indicates the success or failure of the authentication.
contains man pages and utility programs. See The Utilities Directory in UNIX Environments for more information.
contains the files needed to run SAS with the X Window System. These files include bitmap files, online Help files, and resource files.

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