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In Brief

Collect critical system information for easy reference in one text file.


Functional Categories:
  • Especially for Linux Newbies
  • Workgroup
  • Posted:18 Nov 2005
    File Size:859 Bytes
    Publisher:David L. Austin


    Please read the note from our friends in legal before using this file.


    This tool is for any products running Linux. It was written on a workstation running SUSE Linux Professional 9.3. Helpful for Newbies (such as I).

    This tool was written to easily collect the basic system information that I might need to be able to reinstall my system. Also, it was an exercise in writing a shell script. You must "chown root:root ./" the file and then run it as root since it accesses files that only root has access to.

    Save the file to your home folder, open a console window, "su -" to root, "cd" to your home directory, type "./" .

    It will collect information from your HOSTNAME, hosts, fstab, mtab and /etc/samba/smb.conf files. Also, it gathers your ifconfig settings.

    If you would like to add, delete or change any of the information collected, open ./ in your favorite text editor and hack away.

    All collected data is output to the file ./systeminformation.txt . You might want to add a line in the file for it to "cat ./systeminformation.txt" to see the settings on screen, or "cat ./systeminformation.txt > lpr" to keep a printed copy of your settings.

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