This book describes how to use the command line interface (CLI) of the Solaris operating environment to perform various system tasks.
Note - The Solaris operating environment runs on two platforms, SPARC and IA. The information in this document pertains to both platforms unless otherwise specified in a special chapter, section, note, bulleted item, figure, table, or example.
Who Should Read This Book
This book is for users of the Solaris 9 operating environment who want learn how to use the command line interface.
Before You Read This Book
Your system should be installed and ready for use. If the Solaris operating environment is not installed on your system, see the installation manual specific to your system before you read this book.
How This Book Is Organized
The Solaris Advanced User's Guide describes the following topics.
Chapter 1, Differences Between Command Line Interface and Graphical User Interface briefly describes the command line interface and the two graphical user interfaces supported by the Solaris operating environment, the Common Desktop Environment and GNOME.
Chapter 2, Logging In and Using Basic SunOS Commands describes how to log in and out of your system and how to use basic commands to perform system tasks.
To view license terms, attribution, and copyright statements for bash, tcsh, and zsh, the default path is /usr/share/src. If the Solaris operating environment has been installed anywhere other than the default, modify the given path to access the file at the installed location.
Chapter 3, Working With Files and Directories describes how to create, copy, move, and delete files and directories. This chapter also describes how to search for files, compare differences between files, and how to set permissions on files and directories.
Chapter 4, Searching Files describes how to use the grep command to search through files for specific character strings.
Chapter 5, Managing Processes and Disk Usage describes how to monitor and manage your system's processes and disk usage.
Chapter 6, Using the vi Editor describes how to use the vi text editor to create, edit, save, and print text files.
Chapter 7, Using Mail describes how to use the mailx tool to read, create, send, and print email.
Chapter 8, Using Printers describes how to print files and manage printer status.
Chapter 9, Using the Network describes how to perform system tasks from a remote machine.
Chapter 10, Customizing Your Working Environment describes how to customize your working environment by modifying your system initialization files and environment variables.
Appendix A, Modifying the Keyboard describes how to customize the key mapping on your keyboard.