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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Prepare to Log In

Now that we have learned a little history and current presence of Unix, we should prepare to log in. Before we do, however, it's important to remember the following: To log in to a Unix system, you will need to log in with credentials. Credentials are tied to accounts on the system and supplied by a system administrator. For example, with a Microsoft Windows desktop operating system such as Windows XP Professional, you would log in to the system with the Administrator account and use an assigned password configured by the administrator of that system to gain access. In Unix, the logistical setup for logging in is essentially the same. Other things to remember about the Unix login process are as follows:

  • In Unix, there are different ...

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