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

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Chapter 30. The Windows Command Line: NET Commands, POSIX Utilities, and Others

Introduction for UNIX System Administrators

UNIX system administration is performed mostly from the command line. There are very good system administration interfaces through which many routine system administration tasks can be performed; however, the command line is still used before any graphical tool for most UNIX system administrators. The converse is true for Windows. With Windows, most system administration functions are performed with "point and click." There are, however, many functions you can perform from the command line in Windows. In this UNIX and Windows interoperability chapter, I will cover the Windows command line in general and a group of POSIX utilities ...

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