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REBOL installation takes only a few seconds and is very easy, non-intrusive, and non-disruptive.
For REBOL/Core the only installation procedure is to uncompress the distribution files and store them in any directory on your system.
For other REBOL products, installation may require you to provide additional information, such as where to store related files. Refer to the release notes that are included with the distribution files.
REBOL/Core includes these primary distribution files:
|rebol (.exe)||An executable program that starts the REBOL console.|
|rebol.r||A system bootstrap file. (Not required to run REBOL.)|
|setup.html||Information about set-up and installation.|
|changes.html||Changes found in recent releases.|
|license.txt||REBOL license agreement.|
Other files may be provided, depending on the REBOL product and version.
Although it is not required, if your operating system sets the HOME environment variable, REBOL will use it to locate its startup files. On many operating systems such as UNIX or Linux, the HOME variable may be set by default already. (So you do not need to set it yourself).
The first time you start REBOL, it prompts you for network information. This information is optional. Some protocols, such as email or FTP, require an email address or an email server name. In addition, if you are behind a firewall or use a proxy server, you need to provide specific information to access the Internet.
To set up your network:
Once the startup questions are answered, REBOL creates a user.''r file and places your network settings in it. You can change these settings at any time by editing the user.''r file.
Frequently, organizations use a firewall or proxy server to protect access to and from the Internet. Before REBOL can access the Internet through these systems, you need to provide some additional information.
To provide proxy server information:
REBOL defaults to using a SOCKS proxy protocol. You can specify some other type of proxy by editing the user.''r file and supplying the [bad-link:functions/set-net.txt] function with the appropriate identification for the type of proxy being used. The following settings are supported:
socks - use the latest SOCKS version (5) socks5 - use socks5 proxy socks4 - use socks4 proxy generic - use generic CERN proxy none - use no proxy
These settings are provided as the sixth argument to the [bad-link:functions/set-net.txt] function called in the user.''r file. For more information about modifying the proxy settings in the user.r file, refer to the [bad-link:concepts/network.txt] Protocols Chapter.
The REBOL end-user license agreement that you agreed to when you downloaded or installed REBOL can be viewed at any time from the REBOL console by typing license at the REBOL prompt.
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