5 October 2009

Solaris version numbering

SunOS
Solaris
Flavour
SunOS 4
Solaris 1 (retroactive name)
BSD (Berkeley)
SunOS 5.0
Solaris 2.0
SVR4 (System five)
SunOS 5.1
Solaris 2.1
SVR4 (System five)



SunOS 5.6
Solaris 2.6

SunOS 5.7
Solaris 7

SunOS 5.8
Solaris 8




To get the SunOS release number:
$ uname –r
5.10
To get the update within a release:
$ cat /etc/release
Solaris 10 5/09 s10s_u7wos_08 SPARC

This is Solaris 10 update 7, released 5/2009
Solaris user commands are typically in /usr/bin.
You find other flavours  of these commands (if different) in
  • /usr/ucb (Berkeley)
  • /usr/xpg4/bin (X/Open Portability Guide v4 compliant)