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UNIX® User’s Handbook, Second Edition by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 13. Introduction to System Administration

System Administration

We have been dancing around system administration throughout this book. We have touched on a lot of system administration, such as listing and killing processes in the shell programming chapter, viewing available disk space, and so on. In this chapter, we’ll look at many unintrusive system administration commands. By unintrusive, I mean commands that do not alter the setup of your system and commands that a user may typically run.

Your system adminsitrator is responsible for the setup and operation of your system; however, there are many aspects of system setup in which users may be interested. We’ll cover many of the most commonly used commands related to system setup and how ...

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