Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Command Line Reference Manual


The Sun N1TM System Manager Command Line Reference Manual includes the same information that is provided by the n1sh help command, in either interactive or non-interactive mode. Use this book as a reference for all the commands available for the N1 System Manager.

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is intended for system administrators who are responsible for managing provisionable servers running the N1 System Manager software. The system administrators are expected to have the following background:

Related Books

The following books and help provide useful information for installing and using the N1 System Manager.

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

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 the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser