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1.

Which command-line utility supplies detailed statistics and information about a network interface?

2.

What is the function of the sysctl command?

3.

Which Mac OS X Server command reports detailed information about currently connected AFP and SMB users?

4.

Name three ways to display the current load average.

5.

Which command-line utility can quickly summarize disk capacity?

6.

Where does the installer program write its receipts to?

7.

Which command-line utility is used to query the receipts database?

8.

Does every installation leave a trail in the install.log file?

9.

What are the five steps to follow when evaluating a workflow?

Answers

1.

netstat supplies detailed statistics and information about a network interface.

2.

sysctl reads and writes kernel operating variables.

3.

serveradmin reports detailed information about currently connected AFP and SMB users.

4.

The following commands reveal the current load average: uptime, top, iostat, and sysctl vm.loadavg. Another possibility is Activity Monitor.

5.

df (disk free) quickly summarizes disk capacity.

6.

The installer program writes its receipts to /Library/Receipts/bom.

7.

pkgutil queries the receipts database.

8.

No. Any method of installation not using the Apple installer is not obligated to log installation activity. This includes third-party installers, drag-and-drop installations, and software compiled and directly installed on the machine.

9.

Examine, interview, observe, document, and optimize are the five steps to follow to evaluate a workflow.

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