WinXP administration guide for unix guru
kurt.buff at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 21:37:32 GMT 2005
Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On August 20, 2005 6:02:18 PM -1000 Kent Hauser
> <kent.hauser at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I've been a Unix sysadmin (SunOS 3.x, 4.x, Solaris, FreeBSD) for 15
>> years, but am now being forced to learn how to run a collection of XP
>> Can anyone recommend a book which explains this confusing beast? I'm
>> talking about a book which explains where things are put (equiv of
>> /var/mail, /etc/passwd, /etc/rc.conf), where application data is stored,
>> how printers, disks, etc are shared, how to book in "fixit disk" mode,
>> how to
>> backup/restore, how to configure swap space. And also questions like why
>> XP is "professional", etc.
> First I'll say a prayer for you. Having been a long time Windows expert
> and now a competent journeyman on *nix, I can tell you that your
> learning curve will be high.
> I'm afraid I don't know any books that I can recommend. I can tell you
> that your biggest frustration will be the strong emphasis on the GUI for
> management and the almost complete lack of the tools you're used to
> using (find, grep, awk, sed, cut, tail, vi, etc.)
If that's the worst of his worries, he'll be doing just fine.
All he has to do is visit a couple of web sites:
http://unxutils.sourceforge.net - many of the unixish tools you lament.
http://www.sysinternals.com - all sorts of nifty tools for Windows
http://www.vim.org - VIM for Windows
But, for more complete knowledge, a visit to another web site might be
http://www.bookpool.com - perhaps one or both of the following:
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