Solaris Essential Reference

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New Riders, 1999 - Computers - 267 pages
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"Could someone give me an easy way to look up the sed and awk commands for Solaris?" asked a time-pressed computer design engineer. Most Solaris users use it in a professional technical environment. They're looking for the fastest way to find a needed command so they can get on with their work. The Solaris Essential Reference assumes that you're well versed in general UNIX skills and simply need some pointers on how to get the most out of Solaris. This book provides clear and concise instruction on how to perform important administration and management tasks, and use some of the more powerful commands and more advanced topics. It includes the best way to implement the most frequently used commands, deal with shell scripting, administer your own system, and utilize effective security. Bonus coverage includes information on third-party software packages available for Solaris that are essential to operating a good system. Such applications are pico, pine, top, TCP Wrappers, and more.

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Shell Scripting
RC File Environment Variable

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About the author (1999)

John P. Mulligan is the creator and co-editor of SolarisGuide (http: //, the leading online information resource about Sun Microsystem's Solaris operating environment, featuring technical manuals, FAQs, news, and more. Started as an informal collection of Solaris information while he was a student at Lafayette College, SolarisGuide has since been acquired by Corporation and is now the premiere source for Solaris news and information for professionals worldwide. John spent three years working in the Computer Support Services department at Lafayette College working on just about every aspect of UNIX system administration and management. He was responsible for migrating all the college Sun systems from SunOS 4.x to SunOS 5.x (a.k.a. Solaris 2). During that time, he also worked on a research project involving the mathematical modeling of microfluidic flows on Sun Solaris work-stations. He is also the author of the first edition of Solaris Essential Reference and now the second edition, updated for Solaris 8. Solaris Essential Reference remains a concise and efficient reference available for the Solaris Operating Environment. John currently lives in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, and works at P.H. Glatfelter Company as an environmental engineer. He can be reached at

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