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Old 09-11-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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Info is needed for better understunding linux.

Hi all,

I know linux for couple of years as a lamer.
I dedcided to know it much better, so better that I'm trying my luck as system administrator (wish me luck!!)

So I started to read some pdf's of Solaris (It's quite a good distrubtion, don't you think?!)

I need your help! I need you to explain me shortlly (or deeper if you have time) about the path's I wrote below:

- /dev/cua (What's for UUCP (Unix to Unix copy protocol) and for phisical\hardware device? is it related to networking device (is it the thing about it?)
- /dev/dsk & /dev/rdsk (What is it the raw device exaclly? what is the newfs command is?, I understund that the /dev/dsk is just symobol of the raw device...)
- /dev/fbs
- /dev/fd
- /dev/md
- /dev/pts
- /dev/rmt
- /dev/term (Is there should be all of the console\RS-232 devices?)
- /etc/lib
- /etc/opt and /usr/opt (What are the diffarences between those two?, Is it related to the ditrubtion update manager, e.g apt-get on debian systems?)
- /etc/rc#.d
- /etc/skel
- /usr/ccs
- /usr/demo
- /usr/dt

P.S Most of my time with linux I used Mandrive & Ubuntu (As I said I'm a lamer that wanna became a master ).

Thanks for you help\information in advantage!

Yoni D.
Old 09-11-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by CrAzYoNi View Post
So I started to read some pdf's of Solaris (It's quite a good distrubtion, don't you think?!)
Nope. I mean: it's not a linux distribution (otherwise, yes, it's good). Solaris is a unix clone, completely unrelated to linux. All unixes have lots of common things from a user perspective, but solaris is not linux, nor is based in linux.

You might have better luck if you post on the specific subsection of this same forum for Solaris / OpenSolaris. There's an higher chance that someone that's experienced with Solaris will see your question there.

I only used Solaris systems in my university as a user, and never administered one of them. My knowledge about solaris is limited to this areas where it matches linux. So I can't help with solaris specific stuff.
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