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SubjectRe: System Information

What kind of info?

The PnP project I'm working on reports info on all devices in
the system vi /proc files (well, this is one of the ultimate goals
at least).

> I am finally going to be free this summer starting in two weeks to do
> a little programming on the side, before and after my field training.
> I am interested in a System Information program. I don't know how many
> of you have used Norton Utilities, WinProbe, Quarterdeck Manifest, or hell,
> even MSD (Microsoft Debugging Utilit - comes with MSDOS), but I believe
> we could all make like easier on each other if we had a standard way of
> reporting the information of a system.
> So I guess I have two questions. One, does something like this exist out
> there?? And two, I have noticed most of the information is already on
> the system, through various means such as /dev/kmem or /proc, the info
> given from the netstat, df, and dmesg commands, and through a listing of
> all the /lib stuff (for vers of libc etc). Does this sound like a project
> that needs to be taken up?
> I believe that the future development of kernels would be greatly aided
> with a program like this, possible with an option to mail a concise list
> of this stuff to an address. Just curious, and if you have any thoughts,
> let me know.
> Thanks!
> Matt Hartley

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Project
"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright

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