Setting the system date and time is fairly easy on solaris. Because you can easily set the time from the command line, you can set the time on a server remotely.
It’s really easy to figure out how long a system has been up and running on solaris. Absurdly easy.
Solaris includes a command line utility to get basic current system configuration information and output it to the console.
Getting the exact version of the Solaris operating system running on your system can be useful, especially if you are connected to a remote server.
It’s easy to get the type of processor that a Solaris box is running on. While this might seem like a silly thing to need to know, if you are connected into a Solaris server at a remote location, you may need to know what type of processor is being used in order to install the correct packages.
On Solaris, the hostid is similar to the hostname. To determine the hostid of a Solaris box, there are a couple of options to follow.
With the release of Windows Vista around the corner, I started wondering if my laptop will even run Vista. Thankfully Microsoft provides a utility to examine your system and let you know if you need to upgrade anything.
Ubuntu linux has a rich set of commands for getting system info. One of the useful pieces of information that a system administrator might need is to know what the overall system load on a server is.
When building a string for output to a web page, it’s useful to format any currency value in a human-friendly money format. This is extremely easy in C#.
If you want to quickly restart X Windows on Ubuntu, Debian, or pretty much any version of linux, all you have to do is hit this key combination quickly: