Solaris 8 4/01 What's New


Solaris 8 4/01 What's New describes new features in SolarisTM Update releases. The following information adds to or supersedes information in the previous releases of Solaris 8 documentation sets. Solaris documentation is available on the Solaris 8 Documentation CD.

Solaris 8 4/01 What's New is a compilation of the “What's New at a Glance” chapters from the following four supplements:

Note –

The Solaris operating environment runs on two types of hardware, or platforms—SPARCTM and IA (Intel Architecture). The Solaris operating environment also runs on both 64–bit and 32–bit address spaces. The information in this document pertains to both platforms and address spaces unless called out in a special chapter, section, note, bullet, figure, table, example, or code example.

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Typographic Conventions

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

machine_name% su



 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.