AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced "a i ex") is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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How to set mail subject using variable and ensure attachment is not included in email body

I have the following shell script fragment. var_name='ZZPCI' for emailadd in `cat /tmp/email_list.tmp` do subject_text="Subject with Var Name "$var_name subj_text_novar="Subject without Var ...
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How to compile shared library on AIX

I have a simple shared library that is currently compiled on Linux using: gcc -c -fPIC foo.c -o foo.o gcc -shared -o foo.so foo.o I need to relay instructions to a colleague for compiling the same ...
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Best way to obfuscate aix script

What is the best way to obfuscate shell script in aix? The problem is that is a shared user and I would like to the other don't know the code.
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PS1 variable inheritance between scripts and programs using bash in AIX

How to ensure that PS1 variable in AIX bash is inherited between cross calling of scripts and programs ? Suppose a program that give to the user a shell instance like the shell command of vi. This is ...
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epoch time for GMT

On AIX date -u gives date and time in GMT format date gives date and time in local timezone date +%s gives local time in epoch time Is there a way to get GMT time in epoch format? In the AIX I'm ...
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How to open compressed file in less mode [duplicate]

How do I open a compressed file in less mode. I am able to grep using zgrep and using zcatI can open, but the file is big I want to open in less mode.
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Is there a way to comment more than one entry at a time in cron?

I know the standard way to disable a task in cron is to comment the line with the task using the # sign in front of it, as with most Unix config files or shell scripts. e.g.: 53 23 * * * ...
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Installing Graphviz & Dependencies without Internet access

I am trying to install graphviz on AIX7.1 - I have NO internet access and I have downloaded a lot of rpm files. I want to know is there a way to install the graphviz-*.ppc.rpm packages so that the ...
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How to check hcheck_interval value of a SAN disk

http://aix4admins.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/kdb-kdb-kernel-debugger-and-kdb-command.html Question: The URL writes about local disks. But How can I check it for SAN disks? Using AIX 6. This setting ...
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Doing a 2>&1 redirection inside a script

Is it possible to run a script from within another script, and include a redirection into a log file? I'm attempting to run 3 scripts from within a larger script. One of them needs to be run "at ...
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filtering files from search

I have some files containing date and timestamp which I want to exclude from the output of ls as in: test.log.15-05-25_20:41:05.20150611 test.log.15-05-27_20:28:32.20150611 ...
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tabs in variable not working

I have this lines that i will insert in a mail called "header". header=" ------------------------------------- Name\tAge\tGender\tAddress ------------------------------------- " Unfortunately, the ...
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What are the three mandatory checks to be done after a unix/linux reboot? [closed]

What should I immediately do after rebooting a UNIX/LINUX system? I was asked what are the three checks, so I would like to know the three. Along with their commands.
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If a UNIX system is shutdown and it is not coming up, how do I resolve the problem? [closed]

Let's say I have remotely logged into a UNIX system and I run reboot command. The system shuts down but does not come up. What should I do now?
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Is there a way to display all the scripts called from some other script?

I have a large number of scripts that I need to modify. Each script probably calls 5 to 10 other scripts, which in turn might call several other scripts, and who knows how deep that rabbit hole runs. ...
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Mailx -E flag fails

I am using mailx command with -E flag.This is what it says in man page for linux. -E If an outgoing message does not contain any text in its first or only message part, do not send ...
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Stopping find command after finding files in one directory

I have a command in a Korn script which is like as written below, find <path1> <path2> <path3> -name filename After this, it stores the output in a txt file. Using this txt file ...
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Use alias after issuing sudo su command

I am on AIX 7.1. I have a bunch of aliases defined in my personal .profile. alias df='df -k' alias cl=clear alias h=history alias ll='ls -al' alias lt='ls -latr' alias ls='ls -Fa' alias psj='ps -ef ...
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A question about shell and .profile,.bash_profile,.bashrc

I'm on aix 7.1,my shell is bash if i did ssh ibmunix gqlplus user/pass All works and gqlplus start,gqlplus is on /opt/freeware/bin If i did from another machine ssh ibmunix "gqlplus ...
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How to skip email notification for at command in AIX?

(AIX 6.1 ) man page for at says -m option could send an email to the user. But this is the default behavior, even without specifying the -m option. Is there a way to turn this off, I do not want mails ...
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Linux as a network printer device (Raw, port 9100)

Is possible to configure a Linux computer to work as a "network printer device" ? I have an USB printer that I intend to share in the network like a native network printer device. Is that possible? ...
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Uninstall Hitachi.aix.support.rte when disk is booted over SAN

I have a server which boots of SAN and recently the storage migrated to Hitachi VSP. Earlier it was having PowerPath along with Hitachi.aix.support.rte to detect the Hitachi disks. Now we wanted to ...
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CDE and AIX nothing work

On other unix systems,simply set "dtsession" on .xstartup file of vnc start the cde session. On aix i have this problem when i start the session,appear only an error message The DT messaging system ...
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How to pass flags to IBM xlc compiler?

I want to build samba4 on aix,gcc give me error,so i want to try xlc ibm compiler But give me this error "../source4/heimdal/lib/gssapi/gssapi/gssapi_spnego.h", line 49.28: 1506-277 (S) Syntax ...
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Unix: a question about xargs

On AIX (but this happens on HP-UX as well), I have GNU ls in my path and it is also aliased as ls. But when i use xargs, it uses the standard Unix ls instead of the alias. For example (flocate is a ...
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File transfer from AIX to Windows - CR and LF issues (Control Characters)

I have an issue transferring files between Unix(AIX) and Windows. I use the following mount command to mount a Windows folder on Unix. mount -v cifs -n /admin/@dmin -o ...
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Want to grep a date in a file and its next 5 lines

I want to grep the current date in a file, but also output the next 5 lines. How do i do that with the grep or anything else. grep -A 5 file.txt does not work and the output is shown below. Please ...
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Show AIX operator panel status

Is possible to see codes on the operator panel of P5 IBM workstation from console?
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How to check whether my AIX is PPC OR PPC64?

My AIX machine is currently running on 6.1 OS. I would like to know whether it is on PPC OR PPC64, Is there any command other than arch which gives the information about PPC ?
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assistance with scripting list of users

I'm new to scripting, so far I've created this: #!/bin/sh ( echo List of users in PRD echo $(date) cat /etc/passwd | awk -F: '{print $1,$3,$5}' | sort | \ while read username uid gecos do echo ...
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SSH always refuses first connection attempt

There's an AIX box where I work and so I've not got any root access to it. When I connect to it using telnet I can get on fine. When I connect to it using SSH if I put in my correct password on the ...
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How to investigate TCP, domain socket and similar activity of a process in AIX

I have to collect as much information as possible about a running production system under AIX 5.3. This must not cause any downtime and I may not install any additional software. The final goal is to ...
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X11 oddness - Installer shows squares instead of text. Font issue?

Using X11 and launching of X applications generally works (using xming). However when launching websphere installation (IBMIM) the resulting gui interfaces shows squares instead of letters. Have ...
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grep or find a pattern in all directories [duplicate]

I have an account number 1234-5678, I am trying to find it in all files of directories. I used the below command but no result found. grep "1234-5678" */ Please can someone help me how to find it in ...
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X11 forwarding to IP doesn't work on some servers. I can't find any config differences

This command allows me to send an xterm to xming on my windows desktop: xterm -display 10.13.18.125:0 (my workstation IP) For the servers that it doesn't work with the IP, It will work for some ...
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Boot to non bootable disk using Openfirmware

I tried to virtualize (VIOS partition) Debian 7.8 on IBM 9133-55A (powerpc) server. For some reason both yaboot and grub failed to install on the virtual hard disk. Now I want to start the kernel ...
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Cleanup old /dev/pts files?

My company has a policy that sweeps all files on our AIX servers to see if any are world writeable. They are upset because there are some files in /dev/pts (a few with me as owner) that are world ...
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mknfsmnt fails with “System call error number -1”

This system is part of a cluster and the other node mounts the nfs share successfully. This is currently the active node which means it has a secondary service ip address. I think this is related to ...
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rm: Directory resources is not empty

I'm getting this kind of error when i'm deleting file on my AIX machine. Getting same error for rmdir. venky-19:[/hm/dev/application/backup/ear/] # rm -rf resources rm: Directory ...
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zwrite handling of “@” symbol

I've been using zwrite to create simple message popups in AIX, and it handles @ symbols weirdly, even when they're strong quoted. I'm running these commands in ksh. As an example, echo '1 @ 2 @@ 3 ...
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How to set timeout for piojetd backend on AIX?

Question: If we are not using rembak for print queue backend, rather piojetd, how can we set timeout for it?
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AIX: mptconfig equivalent

On hpux i use mptconfig to show speed and other info about scsi controller. There is something similar on aix?
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What to check in AIX bootlist?

It's OK that we can list the bootlist with: 2:root@server:/tmp/foo # bootlist -m normal -o hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=0 hdisk4 blv=hd5 pathid=1 hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=1 hdisk4 blv=hd5 pathid=2 hdisk0 ...
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Text User Interface

I have been working on a shell script, and was wondering if I can put up a text user interface for the shell script. After some searching, I see few people suggest using "ncurses/curses". However the ...
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Handle compress command error messages on AIX

I am working on production issue and unable to reproduce error message for compress command. Current Solution We have case-esac block in shell wrapper that handles messages as follows; case "$MSG" ...
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How to compress the directory and its contents

How do I compress a directory and its contents in ksh on AIX for a file I do compress filename
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AIX: show video card

How to know wich video card is present in my aix workstation? I have tried: lsdev |grep video lsdev|grep vga prtconf but no info. I see a vga is installed on workstation.
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Workload partition network

I see on AIX the workload partition wpars are similar to Solaris zones,but there is a difference,on solaris zone i can ping the external network,wpars are by default isolated. Can i ping the external ...
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Touch the file to future time stamp

I have created the file which is 30 minutes old by using following command TZ=ZZZ0 touch -t "$(TZ=ZZZ0:30 date +%Y%m%d%H%M.%S)" $HOME/reference Similarly how can I create a file 30 minutes of ...
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Bash Named Pipe - Atomic Reading

I have set up one script to write to a named pipe, then four scripts to read the named pipe. For most of the entries, there are no problems, but when there is little processing to be done on the ...