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shell_default(3)	   Erlang Module Definition	      shell_default(3)

       shell_default - Customizing the Erlang environment.

       The  functions  in this module are called when no module	name is	speci-
       fied in a shell command.

       Consider	the following shell dialog:

       1> lists:reverse("abc").
       2> c(foo).
       {ok, foo}

       In command one, module lists is called. In command two, no module  name
       is specified. The shell searches	module user_default followed by	module
       shell_default for function c/1.

       shell_default is	intended  for  "system	wide"  customizations  to  the
       shell.  user_default  is	 intended  for "local" or individual user cus-

       To add your own commands	to the shell, create a module called  user_de-
       fault and add the commands you want. Then add the following line	as the
       first line in your .erlang file in your home directory.


       $PATH is	the directory where your user_default module can be found.

Ericsson AB			  stdlib 3.8		      shell_default(3)


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