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Before applying patches, you might want to know more information about patches that have been previously applied.
The following commands provide useful information about patches that are already applied to a system:
Shows all patches that have been applied to the system.
pkgparam pkgid PATCHLIST
Shows all patches that have been applied to the package identified by pkgid, for example, SUNWadmap.
The following patchadd command examples to display information about patches that have been applied to your system.
To obtain information about all patches that have been applied to your system, type:
$ patchadd -p
To verify whether a particular patch has been applied to your system, use the grep. For example, to check for a patch with the ID 111879, type:
$ patchadd -p | grep 111879