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Four habits of somewhat careful sysadmin :-) [Re: Seven habits of highly careful coders]

by bronto (Priest)
on Sep 18, 2003 at 07:27 UTC ( #292332=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Seven habits of highly careful coders

System administration is sometimes the art of solving problems of which you don't know the source. For that kind of problems, I wrote my own checklist based on my personal experience: it's a four-phase analysis I run through until I find the problem.

  • at first, don't trust the user;
  • then, don't trust the computer;
  • then, don't trust the OS;
  • if all this fails, don't trust yourself.

Ciao!
--bronto


The very nature of Perl to be like natural language--inconsistant and full of dwim and special cases--makes it impossible to know it all without simply memorizing the documentation (which is not complete or totally correct anyway).
--John M. Dlugosz


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