The Solaris operating environment documentation set provides access to a number of books about the Solaris software. These books are organized into the following related sets:
Solaris 9 System Administrator Collection
This set offers detailed installation and system administration information for a variety of system configurations, including larger networks of Sun workstations.
Solaris 9 Software Developer Collection
This set gives software developers the information they need to write, debug, and maintain programs on the system.
Solaris 9 Reference Manual Collection
This set contains a description of every SunOS command. This collection, often referred to as man pages, can optionally be installed as online documentation.
Solaris 9 User Collection
This set offers a detailed description of various aspects of the Solaris operating environment. These aspects include:
How to use SunOS commands
How to work with window environments
How to customize your work environment
How to write shell scripts
How to use email
How to work on the network
Accessing Sun Documentation Online
The docs.sun.comSM Web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the docs.sun.com archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is http://docs.sun.com.
The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
Typeface or Symbol
|The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output|
Edit your .login file.
Use ls -a to list all files.
machine_name% you have mail.
|What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output|
|Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value|
To delete a file, type rm filename.
Book titles, new words, or terms, or words to be emphasized.
Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.
These are called class options.
You must be root to do this.
Shell Prompts in Command Examples
The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts
|C shell prompt||machine_name%|
|C shell superuser prompt||machine_name#|
|Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt||$|
|Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt||#|