Solaris commands - Sorted according to use

I would like to share you all the best sorted all solaris commands in this post. Though this was with me since long time I realized today, the need or ease in it,  hence sharing it with you all. I am sure this sorted list will definitely help you compared to any other command reference manual due to its way of presentation (From Krishna)

Disk Commands
26. /bin/mount -F hsfs -o ro /dev/sr0 /cdrom   ----->    /* Mount an ISO 9660 CDROM */
27. /usr/bin/iostat -E   ----->    /* Command to display drives statistics */
28. du -ad /var | sort -nr   ----->    /* Report the the disk used in /var in reverse order */
29. du -k .   ----->    /* Report disk usage in Kilobytes */
30. du -sk * | sort -nr | head   ----->    /* Shows the top ten largest files/directories */
31. du -sk *|sort -k1,1n   ----->    /* Reports total disk space used in Kilobytes in present directory */
32. du -sk .   ----->    /* Report total disk usage in Kilobytes */
33. fdformat -d -U   ----->    /* Format diskette */
34. mount -F hsfs -o ro `lofiadm -a /export/temp/software.iso` /mnt   ----->    /* Mount an ISO Image */
35. newfs -Nv /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s1   ----->    /* To view the superfblocks available */
36. One-liner to copy a partition table   ----->    /* prtvtoc /dev/dsk/c1t2d0s2 | fmthard -s - /dev/rdsk/c1t3d0s2 */
37. prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2   ----->    /* Disk geometry and partitioning info */
38. prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 | fmthard -s - /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s2   ----->    /* Copy partition table from one disk to another */
39. quot -af   ----->    /* How much space is used by users in kilobytes */
40. volrmmount -i floppy   ----->    /* Mount a floppy or other media easily by its nickname. */


Driver Parameters
41. ndd /dev/ip ip_forwarding   ----->    /* Show the ip_forwarding variable in the kernel */
42. ndd /dev/ip ip_forwarding 1   ----->    /* Set the ip_forwarding variable in the kernel */
43. ndd /dev/ip \?   ----->    /* Show all IP variables set in the kernel */


File Manipulation
44. dos2unix | -ascii   ----->    /* Converts DOS file formats to Unix */
45. fold -w 180   ----->    /* To break lines to have maximum char */
46. split [-linecount] [file]   ----->    /* Split files into pieces */
47. [vi] : %s/existing/new/g   ----->    /* Search and Replace text in vi */
48. [vi] :set list   ----->    /* Show non-printing characters in vi */
49. [vi] :set nu   ----->    /* Set line numbers in vi */
50. [vi] :set ts=[num]   ----->    /* Set tab stops in vi */


File System
51. /sbin/uadmin x x   ----->    /* Syncs File Systems and Reboots systems fast */
52. awk ' END {print NR}' file_name   ----->    /* Display the Number of lines in a file */
53. cat /dev/null > filename   ----->    /* Zero's out the file without breaking pipe */
54. cksum [filename]   ----->    /* View the checksum value for the given file */
55. dd if=/dev/rdsk/... of=/dev/rdsk/... bs=4096   ----->    /* Make a mirror image of your boot disk */
56. df -k | grep dg| awk '{print $6}' |xargs -n 1 umount   ----->    /* Unmount all file systems in disk group dg */
57. fsck -F ufs -o b=97472 /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0   ----->    /* Check and repair a UFS filesystem on c0t0d0s0, using an alternate superblock */
58. fsck -F ufs -y /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0   ----->    /* Check a UFS filesystem on c0t0d0s0, repair any problems without prompting. */
59. fsck -F ufs /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0   ----->    /* Check a UFS filesystem on c0t0d0s0 */
60. gzip -d -c tarball.tgz | (cd /[dir];tar xf - ) &   ----->    /* Unpacking tarballs to diff location */
61. gzip -dc file1.tar.gz | tar xf -   ----->    /* Unpack .tar.gz files in place */
62. ln [-fhns]   ----->    /* Creating hard links and soft links */
63. ls -al | awk '$3 == "oracle" || $3 == "root" {print $9}'   ----->    /* List all file names by testing owner */
64. ls -l | sort +4n   ----->    /* List files by size */
65. ls -la | awk '{ print $5," ",$9 }' | sort -rn   ----->    /* File sizes of current directory */
66. ls -lR | awk '{total +=$5};END {print "Total size: " total/1024/1024 "MB" }'   ----->    /* Recursive directory size calculations in MB */
67. mkisofs -l -L -r -o [image-name].iso [directory]   ----->    /* Create an ISO image of a directory */
68. mount -F ufs -o rw,remount /   ----->    /* Used to remount root to make it writeable */
69. mount -o remount,logging /spare   ----->    /* Re-mount the ro file system rw and turn on ufs logging */
70. mount DOS fdisk partition from Solaris   ----->    /* mount -f pcfs /dev/dsk/c0d0p1 /export/dos */
71. mv [filename]{,.new_suffix}   ----->    /* Renaming file */
72. pax -rw . /newdir   ----->    /* Efficient alternative for copying directories */
73. prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s2 | fmthard -s - /dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s2   ----->    /* Cloning Partitiontables */
74. rpm -q --queryformat '%{INSTALLPREFIX}\n' [packagename]   ----->    /* [Linux] Locate binaries */
75. tar cf - . | (cd /newdir ; tar xf -)   ----->    /* Recursively copy files and their permissions */
76. tar cvf filename.tar   ----->    /* Create a tape (tar) archive */
77. tar xvf filename.tar   ----->    /* Extract a tape (tar) archive */
78. X=$(wc -l    ----->    /* Count number of lines in a file into a variable (ksh) */
79. zcat   ----->    /* Extract the patch_file that is a compressed tar file */
80. zcat [cpio file] | cpio -itmv   ----->    /* Show the contents of a compressed cpio */


File Transfer
81. find . -depth | cpio -pdmv /path/tobe/copied/to   ----->    /* Fast alternative to cp -pr */
82. find . -follow | cpio -pdumL /path/tobe/copied/to   ----->    /* Copy with symbolic links to be followed */
83. get filename.suffix |"tar xf -"   ----->    /* Undocumented Feature of FTP */
84. Move any file(s) without actually touching them   ----->    /* ssh cd /some/directory \&\& tar cf - | ssh cd /some/direstory \&\& tar xvf - */
85. put "| tar cf - ." filename.tar   ----->    /* Undocumented Feature of FTP */
86. sendport   ----->    /* FTP command for transferring large numbers of files within the same control session */


General
87. /bin/printf '%d\n' '0x'   ----->    /* Converts hexadecimal number to decimal. */
88. /usr/bin/catman -w   ----->    /* Create windex databases for man page directories */
89. echo 'obase=16;255' | bc   ----->    /* Simple way to convert decimal to hex */
90. FQ_FILENAME=; echo ${FQ_FILENAME%/*}   ----->    /* Extract directory from fully-qualified file name. */
91. mailx -H -u   ----->    /* List out mail headers for specified user */
92. ps -ef | grep -i $@   ----->    /* Access common commands quicker */
93. set filec   ----->    /* Set file-completion for csh */
94. uuencode [filename] [filename] | mailx -s "Subject" [user to mail]   ----->    /* Send files as attachments */
95. xauth -f /home/${LOGNAME} extract - ${DISPLAY} | xauth merge -   ----->    /* Allow root to xdisplay after su */


Hardware
96. cfgadm   ----->    /* Verify reconfigurable hardware resources */
97. m64config -depth 8|24   ----->    /* Sets the screen depth of your M64 graphics accelerator */
98. m64config -prconf   ----->    /* Print M64 hardware configuration */
99. m64config -res 'video_mode'   ----->    /* Change the resolution of your M64 graphics accelerator */
100. prtpicl -v | grep sync-speed   ----->    /* Discover SCSI sync speed */


Kernel
101. /usr/sbin/modinfo   ----->    /* Display kernel module information */
102. /usr/sbin/modload   ----->    /* Load a kernel module */
103. /usr/sbin/modunload -i   ----->    /* Unload a kernel module */
104. /usr/sbin/sysdef   ----->    /* Show system kernal tunable details */
105. nm -x /dev/ksyms | grep OBJ | more   ----->    /* Tuneable kernel parameters */
106. update_drv -f [driver name]   ----->    /* Force a driver to reread it's .conf file without reloading the driver */


Memory
107. pagesize -a   ----->    /* Available page sizes for Solaris 9 */
108. prtconf | grep Mem   ----->    /* Display Memory Size of the local machine. */


Network Information
109. arp -a   ----->    /* Ethernet address arp table */
110. arp -d myhost   ----->    /* Delete an ethernet address arp table entry */
111. lsof This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .2.9   ----->    /* Display open files for internet address */
112. named-xfer -z qantas.com.au -f /tmp/allip   ----->    /* Get All IP Addresses On A DNS Server */
113. ndd /dev/arp arp_cache_report   ----->    /* Prints ARP table in cache with IP and MAC address */
114. netstat -a | grep EST | wc -l   ----->    /* Displays number active established connections to the localhost */
115. netstat -a | more   ----->    /* Show the state of all the sockets on a machine */
116. netstat -i   ----->    /* Show the state of the interfaces used for TCP/IP traffice */
117. netstat -k hme0   ----->    /* Undocumented netstat command */
118. netstat -np   ----->    /* Similar to arp -a without name resolution */
119. netstat -r   ----->    /* Show the state of the network routing table for TCP/IP traffic */
120. netstat -rn   ----->    /* Displays routing information but bypasses hostname lookup. */
121. snoop -S -ta [machine]   ----->    /* Snoop for network packets and get size and time stamp entries. */
122. traceroute   ----->    /* Follow the route to the ipaddress */


Network Tuning
123. /sbin/ifconfig hme0:1 inet 10.210.xx.xxx netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 10.210.xxx.xxx   ----->    /* Virtual Interfaces */
124. /sbin/ifconfig hme0:1 up   ----->    /* Bring virtual interface up */
125. /usr/sbin/ndd -set /dev/hme adv_100fdx_cap 1   ----->    /* Nailling to 100Mbps */
126. ifconfig eth0 10.1.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.255   ----->    /* Add an Interface */
127. ifconfig eth0 mtu 1500   ----->    /* Change MTU of interface */
128. ndd -set /dev/ip ip_addrs_per_if 1-8192   ----->    /* To set more than 256 virtual ip addresses. */
129. ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_recv_hiwat 65535   ----->    /* Increase TCP-receivebuffers on Sol2.5.1 systems with 100BaseTx */
130. ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_xmit_hiwat 65535   ----->    /* Increase TCP-transmitbuffers on Sol2.5.1 systems with 100BaseTx */

Processes
131. /usr/proc/bin/ptree   ----->    /* Print the parent/child process 'tree' of a process */
132. /usr/proc/bin/pwdx   ----->    /* Print the working directory of a process */
133. /usr/ucb/ps -aux | more   ----->    /* Displays CPU % usage for each process in ascending order */
134. /usr/ucb/ps -auxww | grep   ----->    /* Gives the full listing of the process (long listing) */
135. coreadm -i core.%f.%p   ----->    /* Append program name and process id to core file names */
136. fuser -uc /var   ----->    /* Processes that are running from /var */
137. ipcs   ----->    /* Report inter-process communication facilities status */
138. kill -HUP `ps -ef | grep [p]roccess | awk '{print $2}'`   ----->    /* HUP any related process in one step */
139. lsof -i TCP:25   ----->    /* Mapping port with process */
140. pfiles   ----->    /* Shows processes' current open files */
141. pkill -n   ----->    /* Kill a process by name */
142. prstat -a   ----->    /* An alternative for top command */
143. ps -edf -o pcpu,pid,user,args   ----->    /* Nicely formatted 'ps' */
144. ps -ef | grep -i | awk '{ print $2 }'   ----->    /* Creates list of running PID by */
145. ps -ef | grep -i | awk '{ print $2 }'   ----->    /* Creates list of running PID by */
146. ps -ef | grep | grep -v grep | cut -c 10-15 | xargs kill -9   ----->    /* Find and kill all instances of a given process */
147. ps -ef | more   ----->    /* Show all processes running */
148. ps -ef|grep -v "0:00"|more   ----->    /* Gives you a list of any process with CPU time more than 0:00 */
149. ps -eo pid,args   ----->    /* List processes in simplified format */
150. ps -fu oracle|grep pmon   ----->    /* See which instances of Oracle are running */
151. top -b 1   ----->    /* Returns the process utilizing the most cpu and quits */

Resource Management
152. /usr/bin/ldd [filename]   ----->    /* List the dynamic dependencies of executable files */
153. /usr/proc/bin/pmap pid   ----->    /* Report address space map a process occupies */

Route Configuration
154. route add net 128.50.0.0 128.50.1.6 1   ----->    /* Add a route to the routing table */
155. route change 128.50.0.0 128.50.1.5   ----->    /* Changes the destination address for a route */
156. route delete net 128.50.0.0 128.50.1.6   ----->    /* Delete a route from the routing table */
157. route flush   ----->    /* Flush the routing table, which will remove all entries */
158. route get [hostname]   ----->    /* Which interface will be used to contact hostname */
159. route monitor   ----->    /* Monitor routing table lookup misses and changes */


Searching Items
160. cat | awk '{if (substr($1,1,1) == '#') print $0 }'    /* Print all lines in a file beginning with a specific character */
161. egrep "patterna|patternb"    /* Search for multiple patterns within the same file */
162. find -name "" -exec rm -rf {} \;   /* Recursively finds files by name and automatically removes them */
163. find . -type f -print | xargs grep -i [PATTERN]   /* Recursive grep on files */
164. find . ! -mtime - | /usr/bin/xargs rm -rf   /* Finds and removes files older than specified */
165. find . -exec egrep -li "str" {} \;   ----->    /* Find a string in files starting cwd */
166. find . -mtime -1 -type f   ----->    /* Find recently modified files */
167. find . -type f -exec grep "" {} \; -print   ----->    /* Find files (and content) containing within directory tree */
168. find . -type f -exec grep -l "" {} \;   ----->    /* Find files (and content) containing within directory tree */
169. find ./ \! -type f -exec ls -l {} \;|grep -v '^[l|p|s|-]'|grep -v 'total' | wc   -l   ----->    /* Find number of directories under the current directory */
170. find / -fstype nfs -prune -o fstype autofs -prune -o -name filename -print   ----->    /* find without traversing NFS mounted file systems */
171. find / -mtime    ----->    /* Find files modified during the past # of days */
172. find / -perm -2 -a ! -type l   ----->    /* Find files writable by 'others' */
173. find / -type f |xargs ls -s | sort -rn |more   ----->    /* List files taking up the most system space */
174. find / -user   ----->    /* Find all files owned by */
175. find / -xdev -type f -ls|sort -nr -k 7,7   ----->    /* Find largest files in a file system */
176. find / | grep [file mask]   ----->    /* Fast way to search for files */
177. find /proc/*/fd -links 0 -type f -size +2000 -ls   ----->    /* Find large files moved or deleted and held open by a process */
178. grep /var/sadm/install/contents| awk '{ print $1 ' ' $10 }'   ----->    /* Find which package contains a particular file */
179. ls -lR | grep   ----->    /* Fast alternative to find. */
180. pkgchk -l -p /absolute/path/todir   ----->    /* Which package does this file belong to? */


Security
181. crypt abc && rm abc.cr   ----->    /* Decrypting a file that has been encrypted */
182. crypt abc.cr && rm abc   ----->    /* File encryption with crypt */
183. echo 'Please go away' > /etc/nologin   ----->    /* Stops users logging in */
184. find / -perm -0777 -type d -ls   ----->    /* Find all your writable directories */
185. find / -type f -perm -2000 -print   ----->    /* Find all SGID files */
186. find / -type f -perm -4000 -print   ----->    /* find all SUID files */
187. getpwenc [encryption scheme] password   ----->    /* Genrate passwords for LDAP Using 'getpwenc' Utility */
188. trap 'exit 0' 1 2 3 9 15   ----->    /* Trap specific signals and exit */
189. vi -x [filename]   ----->    /* Encrypt a file with vi editor */


Setting Term Options
190. stty erase ^?   ----->    /* Set the delete key to delete a character */
191. stty erase ^H   ----->    /* Set the backspace to delete a character */
192. stty sane   ----->    /* Reset terminal after viewing a binary file. */
193. tput rmacs   ----->    /* Reset to standard char set */


Snoop
194. snoop -d pcelx0   ----->    /* Watch all the packets on a device */
195. snoop -i /tmp/mylog -o /tmp/newlog host1   ----->    /* Filter out all the host1 packets and write them to a new logfile */
196. snoop -i /tmp/mylog -v -p101   ----->    /* Show verbose info on packet number 101 in the logfile */
197. snoop -i /tmp/mylog host1 host2   ----->    /* View packets from a logfile between hosts1 and host2 */
198. snoop -o /tmp/mylog pcelx0   ----->    /* Save all the packets from a device to a logfile */
199. snoop -s 120   ----->    /* Return the first 120 bytes in the packet header */
200. snoop -v arp   ----->    /* Capture arp broadcasts on your network */
201. snoop port [port-number]   ----->    /* Monitor particular port for traffic */


Swap Files
202. mkfile -nv 10m /export/disk1/myswap   ----->    /* Makes an empty 10 Megabyte swapfile in /export/disk */
203. mkfile -v 10m /export/disk1/myswap   ----->    /* Makes a 10 Megabyte swapfile in /export/disk */


Swap Space
204. swap -a /export/disk1/swapfile   ----->    /* Add a swap file */
205. swap -d /dev/dsk/c0t0d0s4   ----->    /* Delete a swap device */
206. swap -l   ----->    /* List the current swap devices */
207. swap -s   ----->    /* List the amount of swap space available */


System Configuration
208. /usr/sbin/eeprom auto-boot? false   ----->    /* Changes eeprom autoboot? setting without going to Ok prompt */
209. /usr/sbin/eeprom diag-switch? true   ----->    /* Set the system to perform diagnostics on the next reboot. */
210. /usr/sbin/eeprom local-mac-address?=true   ----->    /* Multiple Port Network Card Setting */
211. /usr/sbin/grpck   ----->    /* Check /etc/group file syntax */
212. /usr/sbin/pwck   ----->    /* Check /etc/passwd file syntax */
213. /usr/sbin/sys-unconfig   ----->    /* Clear host specific network configuration information */
214. /usr/sbin/useradd   ----->    /* Add a new user to the system */
215. drvconfig ; disks   ----->    /* Adding hot-plug disks to system */


System Information/Monitoring
216. /bin/echo "0t${stamp}>Y\n   ----->    /* Convert UNIX timestamp to something human-readable */
217. /usr/sbin/eeprom   ----->    /* Show eeprom parameters */
218. /usr/sbin/prtconf -vp   ----->    /* Show system configuration details */
219. coreadm -e log   ----->    /* Report global core */
220. grep "\-root" /var/adm/sulog | grep -v \+ | tail -25   ----->    /* List most recent attempts to switch to superuser account. */
221. isainfo -bv   ----->    /* Quickly checkout if machine is in 32 or 64 bit mode */
222. last   ----->    /* Tells who was or still is on the system */
223. logger -i   ----->    /* Log the process ID */
224. prtconf -pv | grep banner-name |awk -F\' ' { print $2 } ' | head -1   ----->    /* Show actual model name of machine */
225. prtdiag -v   ----->    /* System Diagnostics */
226. prtpicl -v | grep wwn   ----->    /* A command to find persistent binding of storage */
227. psradm -f [processor id]   ----->    /* Take processor offline */
228. psrinfo | wc -l   ----->    /* Display number of processors */
229. sar -u   ----->    /* Report CPU Utilization */
230. sar [ -aA ] [ -o filename ] t [ n ]   ----->    /* Provides cumulative reports about system activity. */
231. telnet 13 | grep ':'   ----->    /* Get the time on remote Unix machine */
232. uname -a   ----->    /* Displays system information */
233. uname -X   ----->    /* Displays system information */
234. vmstat 10   ----->    /* Displays summary of what the system is doing every 10 seconds */
235. who -b   ----->    /* Displays the date of the last system reboot. */
236. ypcat hosts | sort -n -t. +0 -1 +1 -2 +2 -3 +3 -4   ----->    /* Take the input of "ypcat hosts" or "cat /etc/inet/hosts" and sort by IP. */

 

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