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System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices

About This Book

This book contains information for understanding the concepts of the tasks that you perform as a system administrator, as well as the tools provided for system management. Use this book together with the AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for persons performing system management on the computer and operating system. Readers of this book are expected to know basic operating system commands.

It is assumed that you are familiar with the information and concepts presented in the following publications:

How to Use This Book

This book is organized to help you quickly find the information you need. The tasks of each chapter are arranged in the following order:


The following highlighting conventions are used in this book:

Bold Identifies commands, subroutines, keywords, files, structures, directories, and other items whose names are predefined by the system. Also identifies graphical objects such as buttons, labels, and icons that the user selects.
Italics Identifies parameters whose actual names or values are to be supplied by the user.
Monospace Identifies examples of specific data values, examples of text similar to what you might see displayed, examples of portions of program code similar to what you might write as a programmer, messages from the system, or information you should actually type.

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