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Solaris package management

Solaris 8 uses a number of commands to manage software installed on the OS. This short cheat sheet provides the basic package management commands.

Which Solaris package installed this file?

If you have a file and need to know the package that installed the file on the system then using pkgchk should help.

Restoring original Solaris file permissions

In the event of drastic file permission or ownership changes, it is possible to restore the original permissions of the file(s)