Welcome to sybase.public.sqlserver.UNIX, the forum for UNIX-specific
Sybase SQL Server discussion!
This forum is intended for issues specific to the interaction between
Sybase Servers and UNIX, such as shared memory, networks, RAID, etc.
We hope that you find the forum a useful place to exchange information
concerning the use of Sybase SQL Server and Sybase Adaptive Server that
will enable you to use it to greater potential. To ensure that we all
receive the greatest benefit from the forum, here are a few guidelines
concerning its use:
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prospects to openly and freely exchange information and ideas. It is
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place for users to help each other by discussing problems and exchanging
solutions, information, ideas, etc.
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to the product, keep up with users thoughts for new features, or offer
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version string is available by executing "select @@version" from within
isql (or any other client). Just about all Sybase products also provide
a version string when their binary is envoked with a "-v" parameter.
Thanks from your moderator,