Administer Linux on the fly
The /proc filesystem is one of Linux's great features, and this article gives you a thorough grounding in some of its most useful aspects. With it, you can administer many details of the operating system without ever having to shut down and reboot the machine, which is a boon for those who need to keep their systems as available as possible.
This article includes hints and tips for performing various administrative tasks and changing your system without rebooting. Linux provides various ways to change underlying operating system values and settings while keeping the system up and running. These come in two basic forms, those that are general to all Linux systems and are provided in the Linux kernel, and those that are distribution specific and provided by the vendor. This article deals with both types.
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