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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Validate Password for user account from shell script

Application is for a multiple server standardization script Looking for a way in a shell script to check if the password for an OS account (AIX) matches a standardized plain text password. The ...
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Redirect terminal output to image file

I need to programmatically run some unix commands and get the output in a image file, the format could be png or jpeg (jpg). The commands are run in an AIX (IBM *nix) machine. I don't have ...
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How to disable live shell session command history under AIX 5-6?

It's okay that there are history files logging the commands that has been used. That't not the problem. The problem is that when 2 admins are logged in to an AIX server then it could be bad: If ...
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copy logical volume from one volume group to another

I want to copy a logical volume from one volume group to another on AIX. How can I do this? Is copyvg the right command?
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Can I write control characters to someone else's terminal?

A lot of people log into the same AIX 6.1 server as I do with a terminal emulator that automatically interprets and runs code encapsulated by certain control characters as VBA script instead of ...
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AIX 6.1 starting xhost + from inittab at the boot time

Everytime after restarting the servers, I have to run xhost + from console prompt. Does anyone have any idea about enabling xhost + from inittab file?
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Is it a good idea to supplement shell script with perl purely for use of regex?

I'm looking for a simple way to utilize regex in a UNIX shell script where not every system will have perl extensions built into grep. What is really helpful about perl regex here is back/forward ...
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FTP over SSL in AIX (UNIX)

Folks over at SO couldn't answer this, so I am posting over here. I need to do an FTP over SSL to a FileZilla Server running on a Windows server from an AIX Unix clien. I have the Host name of the ...
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Search for file permisions other than 755

In AIX really, how can I search in several directories and those below it, for files that are not of the specific permissions of 755. So I want to search /path/to/, /path/to/mydir, ...
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how to troubleshoot a network adapter on an AIX 4.3.3 machine

I'm trying to brush up my skills on AIX. I have an ancient RS/6000 43P-133 which I'm trying to resurrect before investing in anything more sophisticated. I used to do automation and scripting on AIX ...
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How to kill a ghost process? AIX 6.1

oslevel: 6100-05-01-1016 according to topas: root 1769602 1 93 20 112 0 128 32498:07 87.1 0 0 ldmp_pro according to ps: -bash-4.1# ps -ef | egrep -i "1769602|ldmp" ...
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Which AIX command's output is this?

Disk Path P Location adapter LUN SN Type Size LSS Vol Rank C/A S Connection port RaidMode ------- ----- - ----------- ------ ----------- ...
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AIX multihomed multicast

On my AIX machine if I run netstat -ia I get: Name Mtu Network Address Ipkts Ierrs Opkts Oerrs Coll en0 1500 link#2 1e.18.1.1e.78.2 385229 0 1091655 0 0 ...
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How to mass change password attributes in AIX uname -rv=3 5 for all users but root

I want to do a mass change on all users but root in AIX for the following "password attributes": Weeks before password reuse: 15 Password min length: 6 Can it be done, or do I need to do them one ...
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What should a Linux Server Admin know about Solaris and AIX

I'm being considered for a new Linux Server Engineer position, but I'm told by an insider that there is a little Solaris and AIX in-house. I spend most of my time in the Debian Family, have some ...
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How do I know that FXP is enabled or not? (AIX FTPD)

# grep -i ftp inetd.conf ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/ftpd # oslevel -s 6100-06-05-1115 So I have an AIX 6 server. How can I check if FXP is enabled on the FTPD or ...
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Unset Read Only Variables

Is it possible to unset or change a readonly variable in Korn Shell? I am using AIX 5.
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Immutable bit on AIX?

Under Linux I can: chattr +i SOMEFILE so that even root can't modify the SOMEFILE. Are there any similar solutions for AIX?
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what does “serial=${serial##*.}” do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do ${0##/} and ${0%/} work? 0:root@SERVER:/ # 0:root@SERVER:/ # serial=$(lscfg -vl hdisk1 | awk '/Serial Number/') 0:root@SERVER:/ # echo $serial ...
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AIX won't stop creating random .nfsXXXX files

I am trying to delete some files and folders, but I can't because the system keeps re-creating the files. All these files are named .nfsXXXX, where XXXX is some random 4-character hexadecimal ...
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How to get free memory on AIX?

How can I see the free memory on an AIX? There is no free -m under it. AIX oslevel: 6100-03-03-0943
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How to fix bad mirroring on AIX?

So mirroring is bad: 0:root@SERVER:/root # lslv -m hd2 hd2:/usr LP PP1 PV1 PP2 PV2 PP3 PV3 0001 0209 hdisk30 0322 hdisk32 0002 0210 hdisk30 ...
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put tab before every output line on AIX/ksh

0:root@SERVER:/root # echo "something" | sed -e 's/^/\t/g' tsomething 0:root@SERVER:/root # AIX/ksh .. why doesn't it works? I just want to put a "tab" before every line!
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Why my $PATH is not inherited by the invoked bash?

I work on an AIX system where I have no administrator privileges. It has several shells installed, default being tcsh. I am not allowed to change the login shell. Usually I start my session from exec ...
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What to do after a kernel panic on AIX?

There was a "kernel panic" - at least sort of. errpt | head IDENTIFIER TIMESTAMP T C RESOURCE_NAME DESCRIPTION A6DF45AA 1205044411 I O RMCdaemon The daemon is started. 67145A39 1205044111 ...
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Crash and exit code 721035

Where can I find what this exit code means? I have process (A) that calls program (B) using clib system(). Sometimes program (B) returns with exit code 721035 and AIX kills process A. This is random ...
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Will a users password expire if I set the “maxexpired” to “-1”? [maxage not 0] - AIX

So under AIX 6, according to "lsuser" the user has the following settings: maxexpired=-1 maxage=2 So this means that 2 weeks after the last password update of the user the password will expire, but ...
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Enabling multicast communication between 2 AIX JVM processes

I'm having trouble with multicast distribution on a single AIX machine between two JVM processes. Think ehcache or jgroups. In order to enable on Mac OS X: route add -net 224.0.0.0 -interface lo0 ...
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Why does a user get prompted for password under AIX?

Users get prompted for password, and according to the lsuser -f username output: expires=0 maxexpired=-1 maxage=13 users shouldn't be prompted for changing password. Why does he has a change ...
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How to decrease the size of a logical volume/fs aix?

oslevel -s 6100-03-03-0943 IF I have a Logical Volume that I need to shrink, then how can I do it? [there could be several FileSystems on it...]. What is the process?
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How to check that a user/password is expired in AIX?

I can check that the user is expired or not with: lsuser -f USERNAME | fgrep expires But how can I check that the user's password is expired or not? Are there any other "expiring" things that can ...
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How to shut down or reboot a machine? [on different OSes]

What parameters do the "shutdown" command [or other command?] NEED, TO BE SURE that the machine reboots or shuts down for SURE? e.x.: version for Linux: # cat /etc/SuSE-release SUSE Linux ...
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Getting size with du of files only

How can I get the size of all files and all files in its subdirectories using the du command. I am trying the following command to get the size of all files (and files in subdirectories) find . ...
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How to trace that what had “chmod 640”'ed the “/etc/passwd” file?

On AIX 6100-05-02-1034, something is frequently changing the permissions of the /etc/passwd file to 640. That's bad... How could I trace that what is chmoding the file? There is no history 1000 | ...
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AIX synchronize directory

I am trying to copy a lot of folders to another directory. I used cp -R command to copy them from source to destination. After all the copying was finished, I found that when I was copying, some files ...
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Under AIX, how can I get the full path of a program bound to a port?

Under Linux I can use netstat -tulpnw and ps, like so: # netstat -tulpnw | grep :53 tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:53 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 1482/named udp ...
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NFS mount to a subdirectory of already mounted directory

We have a strange scenario (AIX 5.3) - There is a directory /mnt to which an NFS share from windows server1 is mounted Then there is another directory /mnt/subdir1 to which NFS share from windows ...
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How do you determine if AIX 5.3 has PERL installed?

Simply put, how do you determine if AIX 5.3 has PERL installed as non-root?
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AIX ftpd - how to set umask for a given user?

I know how can I change the umask settings for all the users using ftpd, but how can I change the umask for a given user using FTPD? AIX/6100-05-02-1034 FTP server (Version 4.2)
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Human-readable ls output under AIX?

How can I get human-readable ls output under AIX? There is no -h parameter
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Does AIX really beat Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Our company plan to upgrade our servers, and at the same, we would use AIX over Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I asked my boss the reason of choosing AIX, he said it is because AIX is more powerful. I ...
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ftp option to overwrite file if different size

There is a script (bsh) running in a AIX 7.1 machine. The script is to download some files via FTP from another machine. I need to stop it later because some guy need to have maintenace over the ...
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Missed get command of FTP

I am using AIX 7.1. I made some shell scripts8 and called /bin/bsh. Inside the script, I connect to a server via FTP and have many get commands because I would like to avoid the wildcard problem. I ...
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On AIX 6100-05-02-1034 how can I create custom umask for a specific directory?

On AIX 6100-05-02-1034 how can I create custom umask for a specific directory?
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How to strip multipe spaces to one using sed?

sed on AIX is not doing what I think it should. I'm trying to replace multiple spaces with a single space in the output of IOSTAT: # iostat System configuration: lcpu=4 drives=8 paths=2 vdisks=0 ...
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Can I have my own version control system?

In the linux/unix machine I am using, I am just a normal user. However, I want a version control system to manage my files to prevent accidental delete/rename/lost/modification. Obviously I don't have ...
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Why most unix don't have undelete function? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we have an undo in Linux? I just accidently deleted a file by writing a new file on a file. I am using AIX 7.1. It seems that there is no way to recover a deleted ...
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Problem while running “newgrp” command in script

I want to change the working group in my script. So I wrote a line newgrp test_grp1 in my script. But my script is automatically exited after running this line. Are there any solution to overcome this ...
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Ocaml compilation error in AIX 6.1

I meet the following error when I try to compile Ocaml on my server running AIX 6.1 : "../Makefile.shared", line 39: make: 1254-055 Dependency line needs colon or double colon operator. ...
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How to change timezone to UTC without rebooting AIX

# oslevel 6.1.0.0 From smitty it say's it needs a reboot, but I don't want to reboot. How can I change the TimeZone to UTC without rebooting?