Solaris 7 Software Developer Supplement


The Solaris 7 Software Developer Supplement describes how to use new developer features in the SolarisTM 7 11/99, 8/99, 5/99, and 3/99 software releases.

Related Books

This document describes new or changed functionality in Solaris update releases. The information here supplements or supersedes information in the previous releases of Solaris 7 documentation sets.

Ordering Sun Documents

The Sun Software Shop stocks select manuals from Sun Microsystems, Inc. You can purchase individual printed manuals and AnswerBook2TM CDs.

For a list of documents and how to order them, visit the Software Shop at

Accessing Sun Documentation Online

The docs.sun.comSM web site enables you to access Sun technical documentation online. You can browse the archive or search for a specific book title or subject. The URL is

What Typographic Conventions Mean

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 outputmachine_name% su Password:


 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.