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ERIC Number: ED212289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Design of an Interface to a Programming System and MENUNIX: A Menu-Based Interface to UNIX (User Manual). Two Papers in Cognitive Engineering. Technical Report No. 8105.
Perlman, Gary
This report consists of two papers on MENUNIX, an experimental interface to the approximately 300 programs and files available on the Berkeley UNIX 4.0 version of the UNIX operating system. The first paper discusses some of the psychological concerns involved in the design of MENUNIX; the second is a tutorial user manual for MENUNIX, in which the features of the program are more fully explained. It is pointed out that the goal of MENUNIX is to provide novice users with information about what commands are available and how they are used, while providing experts with an environment for efficiently executing commands. In short, MENUNIX provides a friendly user-interface to UNIX programs for users of all levels of expertise. Twenty-one references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Center for Human Information Processing.