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  • ISBN: 9780130277022
  • ISBN10: 0130277029

Solaris System Administrator's Guide

by Winsor, Janice

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 3
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
  • Publish date: 11/16/2000
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Description: 1. Introducing Solaris System Administration. Defining the System Administrator's Job. Understanding Superuser Status. Becoming Superuser (su). Exiting Superuser Status. Logging In as Root. Communicating with Users. Displaying System-Specific Messages at Login (motd). Sending a Message to an Individual User. Sending a Message to All Users on a System or Network (wall, rwall). Sending a Message by E-Mail. Starting Up and Shutting Down Systems. Choosing an Init State. Choosing Which Shutdown Command to Use. The Boot PROM (SPARC Platforms). The PC BIOS (IA Platforms). Booting a System. Shutting Down a System. Monitoring Processes. Commands for Monitoring Processes. The ps Command. What the ps Command Reports. Using the ps Report. Killing Processes. Using the /usr/proc/bin Commands. The Priority Control Command (priocntl). Setting the Priority of a Process (nice). Changing the Priority of a Running Process (renice). Finding or Signalling Processes (pgrep, pkill). Reviewing Essential Administration Tools. Frequently Used Commands. Using the PATH Variable. Using Admintool. Introducing the Solaris 8 Admin Pack. Introducing Tools in the Solaris Management Console. Accessing Solaris AdminSuite 3.0. 2. Using Basic OS Commands. Finding User Information. Determining Who Is Logged In to a System (w, who, finger, rusers -l, whodo). Finding User UID and GID Settings (id). Creating and Editing Files (cat, touch, cp, mv, vi). Using the cat Command. Using the touch Command. Copying (cp) or Renaming (mv) an Existing File. Using Text Editor. Using vi. Combining Commands and Redirecting Output. Typing Several Commands on the Same Command Line (;). Redirecting Output (). Combining Commands ( ). Using Manual Pages. Displaying a Manual Page (man). Finding the Section Number for a Manual Page (whatis, man). Finding Disk Information. Displaying Used Disk Space in Kilobytes and Percentage of Capacity (df -k). Determining Whether File Systems Are Local or NFS Mounted (df). Finding All Mounted File Systems of a Specific Type (df -F). 3. Understanding Shells. Commands Common to All Shells. Setting a Default Shell. Changing Shells from a Command Line (csh, ksh, sh, bash, tcsh). Quitting from a Shell (exit). Clearing a Shell Window (clear). The Bourne Shell. Reviewing the Bourne Shell Initialization File. Defining Bourne Shell Environment Variables. Creating Aliases as Functions for the Bourne Shell. The C Shell. Reviewing C Shell Initialization Files. Defining C Shell Environment Variables. Creating Aliases for the C Shell. Setting history for the C Shell. Using history for the C Shell. Setting the Backspace Key for the C Shell (stty erase). Incorporating a New Command for the C Shell (rehash). Editing C Shell History Commands. The Korn Shell. Reviewing Korn Shell Initialization Files. Using Korn Shell Options. Creating Korn Shell Aliases. Editing Commands with the Korn Shell In-line Editor. Setting History for the Korn Shell. Displaying Korn Shell History Commands. Using Korn Shell History Commands. Editing Korn Shell History Commands. The Bourne-Again Shell. Reviewing Bourne-Again Shell Initialization Files. The TC Shell. Reviewing TC Shell Initialization Files. The Z Shell. Reviewing Z Shell Initialization Files. 4. Administering User Accounts and Groups. Tools for Adding and Administering User Accounts. Adding User Accounts. Editing the /etc/passwd File. User ID Number. Creating a Home Directory. Defining the User's Environment. Creating a Password. Administering User Accounts with Admintool. Adding a User Account with Admintool. Modifying User Accounts with Admintool. Deleting User Accounts. Disabling User Accounts. Setting Up and Administering Groups. Setting Up Fields in the Group Database. Identifying Default UNIX User Groups. Creating New Groups with Admintool. Modifying or Deleting Groups with Admintool. Administering User Acco
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