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A. Using Erlang > Getting Started with Erlang

Getting Started with Erlang

This section tells you how to get started with Erlang: first, how you install it, and then how to run Erlang programs. We conclude by showing you the various commands in the Erlang shell that help you to be a power user of the shell, using the history mechanism and the line editing commands.

Installing the System

The Erlang distribution is available from the Erlang website, http://erlang.org/download.html or one of the many mirror sites. You can also download Erlang using BitTorrent, as well as find it bundled in many of the major Linux distributions. The sources are provided for compilation on Unix operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X; for Windows, use the binary installer. When building from source, follow the instructions that come with the distribution.


  

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