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About This Book

1.  Locating Information About Oracle Solaris Commands

Support for Full-Text Searching of Man Pages

About Oracle Solaris Man Pages

Locating Information in Man Pages

Creating Index Files to Enable the Searching of Man Pages for Specific Keywords

Searching for Information in Man Pages by Specifying Keywords

Format of the Man Page Sections

Description of the Man Page Sections

Man Page Format

2.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

3.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

4.  Booting and Shutting Down an Oracle Solaris System

5.  Working With Oracle Configuration Manager

6.  Managing Services (Overview)

7.  Managing Services (Tasks)

8.  Using the Fault Manager

9.  Managing System Information (Tasks)

10.  Managing System Processes (Tasks)

11.  Monitoring System Performance (Tasks)

12.  Managing Software Packages (Tasks)

13.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

14.  Scheduling System Tasks (Tasks)

15.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

16.  Managing the System Console, Terminal Devices, and Power Services (Tasks)

17.  Managing System Crash Information (Tasks)

18.  Managing Core Files (Tasks)

19.  Troubleshooting System and Software Problems (Tasks)

20.  Troubleshooting Miscellaneous System and Software Problems (Tasks)


About Oracle Solaris Man Pages

Oracle Solaris includes extensive reference materials that are known as man pages. Each page is a self-contained document that describes one or more UNIX constructs. A man page could describe a command, library function, file format, or a device driver. For virtually every Oracle Solaris command, a man page is provided. The collective man pages, organized alphabetically and by sections, comprise a reference manual.

A man page is intended to answer concisely the question, “What does the command (or construct) do?” A man page is not a tutorial or a technical analysis of Oracle Solaris internals. Also, man pages do not document detailed procedures. However, man pages do provide examples of command usage.

To display a man page, type the command man command-name in a terminal window. For example, to display the man page for the boot command, you would type the following:

$ man boot
Reformatting page.  Please Wait... done  System Administration Commands boot(1M)
NAME      boot - start the system kernel or a standalone program