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UNIX: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Richard Rosinski, Douglas Host, Kenneth Rosen, Rachel Klee

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CHAPTER 13Basic System Administration

Every computer owner must be concerned with the basic tasks of system administration. Those who use non-UNIX operating systems like Windows 2000 or XP have system administration responsibilities. Whether the system is being used by one person as a home-based system, or by a group of people in an office environment, someone needs to administer the machine. In particular, that person needs to install the system software; all of the programs that will be used; and hardware devices such as printers, disk drives, and scanners. He or she will also periodically need to delete unnecessary files, defragment and optimize hard disks, and regularly back up the data.

The same is true with any UNIX operating system, whether ...

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