[CentOS] OT - backup question/advice
debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Wed Sep 6 05:46:42 UTC 2006
Mark Weaver wrote:
> no problem. personally I've always wondered why the proc file system
> exists at all as part of the file system. ya can't do anything with it;
> it's more of a tease than anything else. When I first started with Linux
> years ago I wasn't aware of it's "specialness" and looked like the
> monkey with his fist in a jar trying to do things with those "files" in
> there. ;P
In Unix (and hence Linux), everything's a file. A network connexion's a
file, a pipe's a file, a disk's a file, a serial port's a file ....
Mostly, you can use the same "file" operations on any of them.
I gather that on some systems, everything's virtual memory.
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