Directory and File System Conventions

The default directory for installing eCos on Windows (usually C:/Program Files/eCos) is different from that on Linux (usually /opt/ecos). Since many command line examples in the tutorials use these paths, this default (base) directory will be cited as BASE_DIR.

Windows and Linux have a similar file system syntax, but the MS-DOS command interpreter on Windows uses the backslash character (\) as a path separator, while Linux and POSIX shells (including the Cygwin bash shell for windows) use the forward slash (/).

This document will use the POSIX shell convention of forward slashes throughout.