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30. System Management

This chapter describes facilities for controlling the system that underlies a process (including the operating system and hardware) and for getting information about it. Anyone can generally use the informational facilities, but usually only a properly privileged process can make changes.

30.1 Host Identification  Determining the name of the machine.
30.2 Platform Type Identification  Determining operating system and basic machine type
30.3 Controlling and Querying Mounts  Controlling/querying mounts
30.4 System Parameters  Getting and setting various system parameters

To get information on parameters of the system that are built into the system, such as the maximum length of a filename, 31. System Configuration Parameters.

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