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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 14Advanced System Administration

The information in this chapter is for more experienced system administrators. It is organized around two main topics: managing information storage and managing system services. While UNIX variants may handle user processes and interfaces differently, information storage and system services management is performed in the same manner across variants.

Managing information storage requires you to understand the layout of standard files and directories in the UNIX system, how files and directories are related to file systems, and the relation between file systems and storage media (such as hard disks).

Managing system services is important for maintaining a secure, properly working computer. System services ...

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