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Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 Overview


This manual describes the components of the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 software, and indicates how you can use them together in your application development work flow.

Who Should Use This Book

This manual is for C, C++, and Fortran application developers who are new to Oracle Solaris Studio and want to get an understanding of the many tools, compilers, and programming libraries available in the product. The manual does not provide detailed information about using the tools, but does show how a developer might use them together to edit, build, and analyze their application projects.

Supported Platforms

This Oracle Solaris Studio release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems for the version of the Solaris operating system you are running are available in the hardware compatibility lists at These documents cite any implementation differences between the platform types.

In this document, these x86 related terms mean the following:

For supported systems, see the hardware compatibility lists.

Related Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URLs are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.

Note - Oracle is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Oracle does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Oracle will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Accessing Oracle Solaris Studio Documentation

You can access the documentation at the following locations:

Documentation in Accessible Formats

The documentation is provided in accessible formats that are readable by assistive technologies for users with disabilities. The following table provides the location of accessible versions of the documentation.

Type of Documentation
Format and Location of Accessible Version
HTML from the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 collection on
What's New in the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 Release (Information that was included in the component Readme files in previous releases)
HTML from the Oracle Solaris Studio 12.2 collection on
Man pages
In the installed product through the man command
Online help
HTML through the Help menu, Help buttons, and the F1 key in the IDE, dbxtool, DLight, and the Performance Analyzer
Release notes

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser