System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

Changing System Information (Task Map)



For Instructions 

Manually set a system's date and time. 

Manually set your system's date and time by using the date mmddHHMM[[cc]yy] command-line syntax.

How to Set a System's Date and Time Manually

Set up a message-of-the-day. 

Set up a message-of-the-day on your system by editing the /etc/motd file.

How to Set Up a Message-Of-The-Day

Change a system's host name. 

Change your system's host name by editing the following files: 

  • /etc/nodename

  • /etc/hostname.*host-name

  • /etc/inet/hosts

Note –

If you are running the Solaris 3/05, 1/06, 6/06, or 11/06 releases, you also need to update the /etc/inet/ipnodes file. Starting with Solaris 10 8/07 release, there are no longer two separate hosts files in the OS. The /etc/inet/hosts file is the single hosts file that contains both IPv4 and IPv6 entries.

How to Change a System's Host Name

Add a locale to a system. 

Use the localeadm command to add a locale to your system.

How to Add a Locale to a System

Remove a locale from a system. 

Use the -r option of the localeadm command and the locale to remove of locale from your system.

How to Remove a Locale From a System