Contents of 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.

Many of the files in these directories are not text files, so do not try to read a file unless the UNIX file command verifies that it contains ASCII text. Typically, files with a .sas, .cfg, .scr, or .txt extension are readable. If all available SAS products are installed on your system, the !SASROOT directory contains the files and directories listed in the following tables:

Table A1.1: SAS Files in the !SASROOT Directory

SAS File

Description of Contents


is the default invocation point for SAS.


is the invocation point for SAS Setup, the installation program for SAS.

is the SAS program used for updating licensing information.


is the system configuration file for SAS

Table A1.2: SAS Directories in the !SASROOT 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 Census Tract maps for SAS/GIS software.


contains the SAS Setup program files.


is a SAS data 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. Sample programs are optionally installed. 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" on page 266.


contains executable files for different SAS products.


is a SAS data 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.


contains man pages and utility programs. See "The Utilities Directory in UNIX Environments" on page 399 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.

SAS 9.1 Companion for UNIX Environments
SAS 9.1 Companion For Unix Enivronments
ISBN: 1590472101
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 185
Authors: SAS Institute © 2008-2017.
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