Alphabetical Summary of Common Commands

This list describes the commands that are common to two or more of Solaris, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS X. It also includes many programs available from the Internet that may not come “out of the box” on all the systems.

On Solaris, many of the Free Software and Open Source programs described here may be found in /usr/sfw/bin or /opt/sfw/bin. Interestingly, the Intel version of Solaris has more programs in /opt/sfw/bin than does the SPARC version. As mentioned earlier, on Solaris, we recommend placing /usr/xpg6/bin and /usr/xpg4/bin in your PATH before /usr/bin.

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