[TUHS] Question about Unix adminstration

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 00:04:17 AEST 2021

Evi seems like overkill. By admin, are we really talking about admin, or just standard usage. Ritchie’s install guide and a book like Bourne’s Unix System (my personal favorite) book, or even one of the Kochan books might serve. I know Bourne and Kochan’s books are for later systems, but the bulk of them still apply. The Lion book is a great recommendation.


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> On Oct 29, 2021, at 8:41 AM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> much of what Evi says from an administrator standpoint will apply.  That said if you are running V6 get a copy of the Lion's text.  
> For real synthesis, maje sure your copy is an nth generation xerographic copy😅.  Seriously go to Amazon and get the modern reprint.  
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 12:02 AM Paul Riley <paul at rileyriot.com> wrote:
>> And, as a matter of interest, is there a book for V6?
>> Paul
>> Paul Riley
>>> On Tue, 26 Oct 2021 at 06:28, Scot Jenkins <sj at sdf.org> wrote:
>>> joseph turco <italian.pepe.32 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > I was wondering if there exists a book on Unix administration, specifically
>>> > for v7. I have the Unix programmers book already.
>>> Introducing the UNIX System, (c) 1983, ISBN 0-07-045001-3 
>>> by Henry McGilton and Rachel Morgan
>>> The book covers V7 and is a general intro to UNIX.
>>> It has one chapter on administration near the end 
>>> of the book.  It covers very basic stuff:
>>> * setting the date
>>> * startup/shutdown
>>> * users and groups, su command
>>> * file systems (mkfs, mount, umount, fsck, icheck, ncheck)
>>> * adding devices (mknod)
>>> * dump, restor, tar
>>> Overall though this is still a great book on UNIX in general,
>>> even today.  Great tutorials on ed, sed, ex, vi, nroff/troff,
>>> and ms macros make it worthwhile to own.
>>> scot
> -- 
> Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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