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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Objectives

Most computers these days have hard disks for data storage. On a Windows PC or Macintosh, this data is stored in the form of files and folders. Folders can contain both files and other folders, which provides a good way to organize the huge quantity of data that hard disks are now capable of holding. Solaris provides the same method of file management but folders are called “directories” and, unless you are using an X Windows front-end, you won't be seeing them as colorful icons.

In this chapter, we will be looking at how Solaris organizes the files and directories on the hard disk and how we can create and effectively manage filesystems.

Note that a Solaris server will contain at least one hard disk (depending on the model) and the ...

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