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ARexx, the Amiga counterpart of the IBM REXX programming language, provides the freedom to customize your work environment. It is especially useful as a scripting language which allows you to control and modify applications and to direct how they interact with each other.
This manual introduces you to ARexx, tells you how to create ARexx programs and provides a reference section of ARexx commands.
The following conventions are used in this manual:
KEYWORDS- Keywords are displayed in all uppercase letters, however, the arguments are case-insensitive.
|(vertical bar) - Alternative selections are separated by a vertical bar.
}(braces) - Required alternatives are enclosed by braces.
](brackets) - Optional instruction parts are enclosed in brackets.
<n>- Variables are displayed in angle brackets. Do not enter the angle brackets when entering the variable.
Key1 + Key2- Key combinations displayed with a plus sign (
+) connecting them indicates pressing the keys simultaneously.
Key1, Key2- Key combinations displayed with a comma sign (
,) separating them indicates pressing the keys in sequence.
Further information on learning and using ARexx can be found in: