CSCI 373.005 Computer System Administration — Files

Files — as seem by users

Files — as used by developers

File System — as managed by admins

Filesystem — as programmed by kernel hackers

Readings for 23 January

By next week, you need to be a semi-experienced user of the Shell. To do this you need to read (quickly) Part 1, “Learning the Shell” of The Linux command line: A Complete Introduction by William E. Shotts, Jr. This book can be read on-line from the library or downloaded from the author’s web site This is about 120 pages of book; however, you should be able to open it at the terminal and go through the commands pretty quickly. I would estimate about less than one minute per page.