Truss has got to be the single most useful system utility.
It’s too bad that the command line options are so hard to figure out. The options themselves aren’t that bad, (although there are a lot) it’s just that the man page needs to be rewritten from the top down to account for the newer [...]
Stabs versus dwarf
The Sun compilers are currently undergoing a transition from stabs to dwarf. It sounds like the kind of undertaking where a +2 longsword might come in handy, but no. Leave your +2 sword in your three ring binder, and fire up your Sun Studio compilers to see what I’m talking about.