Introduction to the Oracle Solaris Developer Documentation is a starting point for those developers who have not previously worked in the Oracle Solaris Operating System (Oracle Solaris OS). Seasoned Oracle Solaris developers who might not be aware of the various information resources can benefit from this guide as well. The purpose of the book is to help developers take advantage of the numerous interfaces, frameworks, and tools for the Oracle Solaris OS. The book provides an overview of the Oracle Solaris OS development environment, abstracts of key manuals for Oracle Solaris developers, and links to sources of detailed information.
Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl. This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
In this document these x86 related terms mean the following:
“x86” refers to the larger family of 64-bit and 32-bit x86 compatible products.
“x64” points out specific 64-bit information about AMD64 or EM64T systems.
“32-bit x86” points out specific 32-bit information about x86 based systems.
For supported systems, see the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List.
This book is suggested for any developer who needs to learn more about the Oracle Solaris development environment. The book provides links for many information resources for learning about and developing on the Oracle Solaris OS.
This single-chapter manual consists of the following major sections:
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
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