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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AIX's sed - in place editing

Is there any non-documented flag on AIX's sed implementation that allows in place editing? The man page shows no flag to this operation, which is one of the most usefull ones in other UNIX flavours.
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Other than a kill command or a system kill(pid, signal) command, what can cause a SIGKILL to occur for a process?

My process is mysteriously getting a SIGKILL on AIX. Running trace on the system indicated the process got a signal sent by itself via the kill(pid, SIGNAL) system call. I checked my code and I ...
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AIX cifs hostname with underscore

I am trying to type this comand but for some reason it takes the first and not the second version. I have entered both the host names in the host file, FYI. This command works (hostname zq13c1): ...
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How to identify executable path with its PID on AIX 5 or more

On AIX 5 or 6, `ps -ef` shows the executable full path randomly. Why and how to determine it? I find many thread through internet and also Unix & Linux and this stack overflow post about finding ...
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Clear file system cache on AIX

I'm using AIX 6.1 and for testing. I want to clear the file system cache. Something similar a this on linux : echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches Is this possible?
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ldd: cannot find library for xl c compiled binary but could for gcc compiled binary on AIX

I have compile on AIX two version of proftpd one with gcc and one with the xl c compiler from IBM. The command line to compile both version are almost the excat same, but when I do a ldd on the gcc ...
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Patching Process in AIX

I am new to the world of AIX and I am pretty unsure on how the patching process goes about. I just joined a new company and they are using AIX as their preferred OS (actually due to having all IBM ...
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How to create a volume group, logical volume and a file system on AIX?

I'm getting some difficulties to create a file system on an AIX server. In Linux the task is easy and takes four commands, but I cannot figure out how to do it in AIX. On Linux I'd do the following: ...
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Add a path in $PATH globally for every user

Do we have anyway to add a path globally so that each user gets it in $PATH. I want to add path of ANT so that each user doesn't need to add it in his $PATH variable.
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Why PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization is negative

For a specific case I compute an PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization to be a large number less than zero. I am fetching the lpar sample event using: lslparutil -r lpar -m P750 --filter "lpar_names=i5lp5" ...
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Find on AIX with output to file

find /apps/dynalife/clients/. ! -path "train" -type f -mtime +90 ! \( -name "*.p" -o -name "*.i" -o -name "*.w" -o -name "*.cls" -o -name "*.inf" -o -name "*.bat" \) -exec {} \; > ...
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How to get start time for a defunct process on AIX?

When I run the following commands on AIX: 22:root@SERVER:/root # ps -ef | head -1 UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD 22:root@SERVER:/root # ps -ef | grep defunct | head -1 ...
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AIX 'rm' command has no '-v' parameter for verbose output

AIX 'rm' command has no '-v' parameter for verbose output as stated by IBM's documentation. Normally I would run (in linux) rm -rfv <myfile> to (r)ecursively and (f)orcably delete files and ...
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Occasional error from bash on AIX: Interrupted system call

I am experiencing problems with process substitution in bash on AIX It happens very rarely, apparently only when the server is loaded. An example error message is: line 9: /tmp//sh-np-7841523: ...
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sar -P ALL command AIX 6.1

What is the meaning of - in the cpu column below? Is it average of all CPU cores? bash-3.00$ sar -P ALL 2 2 AIX tinapp1 1 6 00F6F78B4C00 11/27/13 System configuration: lcpu=4 mode=Capped 19:02:54 ...
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Facility on AIX to ZIP a list of files

I'm working with an external company who is using AIX (version unknown) as their platform. They are required to FTP me a ZIP file containing multiple files. Does the UNIX utility zip exist on a ...
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Merge three file in to a single master file by excluding the header in 2nd and 3rd files

I have three file with n number of lines as given below sample1.txt ------------------------------ Date Time Name ------------------------------ 2013/10/12 12:09:09 Krish ...
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IBM AIX: How do I set up SSH X forwarding on an unprivileged user with no home?

Long story short: I have an AIX server where my user is unprivileged and has no home directory, and it is not easy to fix this because OS-level management of this server is outside of my jurisdiction. ...
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File change notification in AIX

Is there a way to get notified immediately when a file changes , in AIX? For example, I have a text file , which a script file writes its exit status to. I want to get notified almost realtime, when ...
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Next day of the user entered date - date +1 day

I am new to scripting I needed a script in the AIX environment to get the next days date based on the date entered by the user of the script. After hard time browsing for this I got a piece of code ...
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0403-053 Expression is not complete; more tokens expected

I have this piece of code given below as a part of my main script if [ -e /tmp/rsm/Logs/filename_$$.txt ]; then { total=0 for files in $(<filename_$$.txt); do #cd /tmp/rsm/Logs docs=`grep -i ...
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Extract single file from tar to other folder

I've searched for multiple forums for this questions and have seen different answers but so far, nothing have worked yet even from the ones I've seen here. I want to extract a single file from a tar ...
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Need to get the difference between two time in seconds

The following two variables contain the start time and the end time , need to get the difference between these two time in seconds start_time=06:07:25 end_time=07:02:08 Desired Output diff_time= ...
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Vi editor behaving randomly while editing

When I open a PuTTY session in full screen I can't scroll down and up properly with the down arrow key. It seem to move down the screen and gets stuck somewhere in the middle. When I open PuTTY in ...
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Multiple pattern match and print in single line

I need to match two patterns in a log file and need to get the next line of the one of the pattern (out of two patterns) that is matched, finally need to print these three values in a single line. ...
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Extract data from two files

I have two files as given below Output1.csv 201319107648361,12:27:04,12:27:14,0:0:10 secs 201319109089878,12:27:04,12:27:15,0:0:11 secs 201319108968961,12:27:15,12:27:54,0:0:9 secs ...
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Convert Unix timestamp into human-readable format on AIX

I need to convert unix timestamp (number of seconds since 1970, e.g. 1381260225 is Tue Oct 8 19:23:45 GMT 2013) into a standard human-readable format. I could get some answers by googling but those ...
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How to load .profile without relogin in AIX?

How can I load my .profile file without a relogin in AIX Server?
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Why alias does not work in AIX (korn shell, .profile)?

I have these files in my home directory: drwxr-xr-x 3 meuser staff 256 Oct 12 13:11 . drwxr-xr-x 102 bin bin 4096 Sep 30 12:28 .. -rw------- 1 meuser staff ...
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CPU usage monitoring in AIX servers

In order to monitor the CPU usage in an AIX server I'm using the following script that is executed every 10 mins. lparstat 2 10 > cpu usage=$(tail -10 cpu | awk 'BEGIN {sum=0;} {sum+=$4} END{print ...
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Which programme calls csh.cshrc?

I understand that when a user logs into unix remotely, first a getty process is started. If authentication is successful, then etc/environement is called. However, I do not understand when is ...
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Subtracting dates in unix

Is there a way in unix to subtract a month or at least 30 days from a specific date? The date is to be inputted by the user. Example: 2012-11-19 - 1 month = 2013-10-19 This one doesn't work: date ...
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How different is I/O handling of hard disk in AIX and Redhat Linux?

I am running a hadoop I/O workload in redhat linux and have ran that in IBM AIX as well with same underlying hardware, disk and disk configuration. With the default settings on the os redhat linux is ...
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How to change file owner in AIX?

How can I change a owner of a file in AIX? I created a file using my personal account and then I tried to change user for this file: chown rootuser myfile.csv chown: myfile.csv: Operation not ...
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What is the cheapest way to run AIX 6-7 at home? [duplicate]

What is the cheapest way to run AIX 6-7 at home? Using an emulator or is there any low-cost hardware that can run AIX6 or AIX7? Purpose: practicing VIO/LPAR/HMC/etc..
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AIX 6.1 — Without root can I get the last failed login for a user i have access to?

I know the information is in the security files but I don't have access and it's more work then I want to do to go to our Unix admins to get the information (everytime the account gets locked which is ...
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No virtual memory (-v) item in output of ulimit -a

When I run command ulimit -a, I see no virtual memory item in the list of output of the command. It is unlimited for some user IDs though. Does that mean I am assigned no virtual memory?
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How can I set an e-mail's headers using /usr/bin/mail?

I have a bunch of scripts on an IBM AIX server's crontab that call the mail command to send myself an e-mail, kinda like this: $ mail -r myon@hakugyokuro.gk -s "Results for `hostname`" ...
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PowerVM lpar specific cpu/mem info

I want to get the CPU and memory allocation information from lpars of PowerVM through HMC. I have used lshwres -r proc -m <ms> --level lpar lssyscfg -r proc -m <ms> The fields of ...
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How to set password for users in AIX using single line command?

Is there any way in which I can set the password for a newly created user account in AIX in a one line command? I don't want to give any prompt to the user. If there is a command, it should set the ...
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Perl alternative for screen/tmux for the UNIX world?

What happens when a screen/tmux-like solution is needed (to leave a process running for a long time, but not with nohup because interaction could be needed) - but screen/tmux is not available on the ...
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Is there any way to check df -k hanging for nfs mount issues?

I am trying to write a script for such failure scenarios. In a scenario where maybe, if remote connection is lost, df waits for the remote server to respond (looks like df is hanging). I know I could ...
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Is there a way to see which process invoked a shell script?

Is there a possibility so see from some unix log file what process have invoked a bash/ksh shell script or is this shell script invoked manually from command line? So is there some log file which ...
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why cannot read /dev/console after reboot AIX

I use < /dev/console when running Micro-Focus cobol programs in background cron jobs instead of < /dev/null because then we don't get an warning about the input file not supporting ioctl. The ...
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Is there a standard POSIX way of doing `tac` [duplicate]

Looks like at least IBM AIX and HP-UX don't have the tac command by default. Is there a way to do this using just basic posix standard shell utilities available on all UNIX systems? Furthermore, is ...
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numfsbufs and mount/remount of File Systems

What is the right the procedure to set the numfsbufs parameter? The current value of the parameter is 196 App_Server:>ioo -o numfsbufs numfsbufs = 196 The details of the server (prtconf ...
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How to backup all installed software/packages on AIX?

Are there any ways to backup all the packages on an AIX 6.1 machine?
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Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?

I have some AIX 7 servers that are restricted to what software I can install and wonder if I can get ksh to use the tab key to complete filenames at the shell promot. The man pages are sparse for ksh ...
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what is the required ports to be opened on the firewall?

Currently I'll be installing one AIX server behind a firewall, I just asked to open port 443 to use the SSH protocol to access this UNIX server. I already changed the default ssh port to be 443 ...
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sudo hangs when run on remote host over ssh in a script without tty (-t)

I have an AIX 6.1 server where I need to run a remote sudo command in a bash script. Here is my bash script simplified: testSudo.sh #!/usr/bin/bash set -x sudo env I can run the sudo command ...