NetRexx User's Guide, version 2.02
Copyright (c) IBM Corporation, 2001. All rights reserved. ©
Draft of 22 May 2001
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Documentation packages

The NetRexx package ( contains links to the primary NetRexx documentation in HTML format, for browsing. These documents are:
  • The NetRexx Language Overview (Part 2 of The NetRexx Language book, updated)
  • The NetRexx Language Definition 1.00 (Part 3 of The NetRexx Language book)
  • The NetRexx Supplement (enhancements to the language since the book was published)
  • The NetRexx User's Guide (this document – installation and use of the NetRexx translator).

The Overview and User's Guide are included in full in the package, so they will always be accessible locally. The other two documents are held on the NetRexx web site,

In addition, all four documents are also available from the web site in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, which are linked from the package HTML files. You can also download all four PDF files at once in the documentation package ( To access the documents:

  1. Download the package from the NetRexx web site, at:
  2. Copy or move the zip file to the root directory of your choice for documentation.
  3. With your chosen directory as your current directory, unzip the package, following the instructions in the Unpacking the NetRexx package section .
    This should add the directory NetRexxD to your chosen directory, containing the PDF documentation files.
  4. You can now view and print any of the files from the new directory that have the extension ‘.pdf’ using Adobe's Acrobat Reader program, available from Adobe's web site at

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