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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Invalid mail alert

When I log in to Unix, I get new mail alert: [YOU HAVE NEW MAIL] I checked my mail and I don't have any: $ mail Mail [5.2 UCB] [AIX 5.X] Type ? for help. "/var/spool/mail/userId": 0 messages No ...
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How to get modification time for a file (in UNIX TIME!) on AIX?

$ istat TESTFILE.txt Inode 2317 on device 12/7 File Protection: rw------- Owner: 4847(testuser) Group: 346(testuser) Link count: 1 Length 1480 bytes Last updated: Sun ...
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Aix grep wildcard not working

I have a file called message that has the line CSC/UT/USA/WBIMB/SAP/orders05:orders05/ORDERS05/NONE/ORDRSP/758 I am doing a grep (Platform is AIX 6.1) grep ...
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printing special characters in awk output

I have a large file that contains lot MQ messages with RFH2 header. Each message in the file is separated by a blank line. Now I need to split this large file into small files each containing single ...
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Is there a utility like dspcat on Linux?

I use the following dspcat command on AIX and can dump message catalogs created with the gencat command: dspcat –g /u/is/bin/I18N/l/lib/libca/libcalifornia.117.cat >> /tmp/message.smc I have ...
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How can i set-up VIOs multiple VLANs in our p770 box?

There's a requirement setup needs to address to our pSeries box. We have one p770 box intended to setup UAT and Development VM Clients, but the requirement is to set different VLANs per Environment ...
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AIX OS fileset with status Broken

Does someone encounter this error in AIX version 7.1 TL3? root@TEST:/ # lppchk -v the result is: lppchk: A parsing error occured for bos.sysmgt.quota 7.1.3.0 on line 1, column 23. ...
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Find when the file was closed in Unix

I know ls -l will give the modified time of file, but it is giving the time when the file was opened, not closed (using Ctrl+D or something) Please tell me how to find the time of file closed ...
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How to map Unix Directories to Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and an AIX 6.1 server. Now I would like to map 2 AIX folders to Windows for an application to access - The application on Windows is IBM Connect:Direct and ...
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Script or command to replace default parameters in /etc/user on AIX

I wanted to change the parameters settings in /etc/security/user file in AIX OS using a script. This is the sample user file. default: admin = false login = true su = ...
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How to resolve ssh connection refused on AIX?

I am no longer successfully able to connect to my AIX LPAR. ssh -v user@<ip> OpenSSH_6.2p2, OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to ...
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How to Use Encrypted password in shell script AIX

I had written a shell script that will connect with the Database to perform some operations This is my sample code #!/usr/bin/ksh . /home/ram/.profile sqlplus username/pwd@TNS<<EOF select ...
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AiX topas snapshot to web

My script for taking snapshot from TOPAS looks like this: #!/usr/bin/bash whoami export TERM="xterm" (sleep 3; echo q)| topas -Emi 2 | \ tr -d '\r' | \ ...
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Filesystem unmounted after weekend

I have a problem with an AIX server what I manage. I had some filesystem created to store the structure of an Oracle instance. But after the weekend scheduled reboot the filesystems are unmounted when ...
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How to only zip the files of a specific user?

I like zip, it's simple, but recently I came with the need of only zipping the file owned by one user in a directory. I read the manual and I can't find any option to for example do things like: ...
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Convert unix time from variable to normal time in AIX

-d doesn't work(date: Not a recognized flag: d): date -d @1141421607 and awk's awk -vNEXTEXECDATUM="$NEXTEXECDATUM" 'BEGIN { print strftime("%c", NEXTEXECDATUM); exit }' doesn't work: "awk: ...
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Find a file when you know its checksum?

I have the md5sum of a file and I don't know where it is on my system. Is there any easy option of find to identify a file based on its md5? Or do I need to develop a small script ? I'm working on ...
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Reproduce the “--max-depth=” switch for disk-usage command on AIX

When I work on Linux/GNU distro environment I often use that wonderfull command du --max-depth=1 / That gives you the size of each folder in your root directory. Today I work with AIX and ...
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Need to grant two users to an AIX server to just one folder [duplicate]

Ok, in our environment, most users (including myself as one of the unix admins) don't actually have admin rights directly on the aix servers. We login to a front unix server as ourselves without root ...
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Trying to change GID on AIX server

I am trying to change GID on Unix server "AIX". I want to change mygroupname:!:79002: from group GID from 79002 to 79003. I have permission to use sudo /usr/bin/chgroup. I have tried everything, ...
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Mail command to send attachements

I tried the below command uuencode data.txt | mailx –s “Test Mail” “mrp@xyz.com” But I get the below error ksh: uuencode: not found. Null Message body; hope that' ok which clearly tell that ...
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list out owned file/directories and change its permissions

Can anyone please tell how can I change files/directories owned by me only. below is the command that list out files/directories owned by me find . -user <username>
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Help on editing a script using grep and sed

First I'm new to unix so excuse my simple question, also be aware that I work on AIX. I have a lot of sql files that contains the following string: ${DB_USERNAME}.${TABLE_NAME} Can anyone please ...
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Setting max coredump size on AIX doesn't work

I googled to set the coredump max size on AIX to 20 MBytes: 0:root@SERVER:/root # su - username $ ulimit -a time(seconds) unlimited file(blocks) unlimited data(kbytes) 131072 ...
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Replacing a pattern with another between first and second occurrence of a pattern in file

Want the comma's (,) replaced by the alphabet u between the first occurrence of y till the second occurrence of y. Given below is the sample input file. 100y00893225900,008932259,06,2013,NOKIA Q ...
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portable command to unzip and untar on non GNU and old unix

On AIX 6.1 without GNU Tool installed I have a .tar.gz file. On Ubuntu I would use the very useful command : tar xzf myfile.tar.gz but in this case the z switch is not possible. I do remeber a ...
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Compile proftpd with MySQL authentication support on AIX

Edit 1: The problem seems to be related to MySQL component. because if I remove every SQL directives from config file, it does work on ftp/ftpes, sftp and ftps Edit 2: If I put an existing host ...
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Is there an equivalent of addr2line on AIX system?

I'd like to debug proftpd on AIX and according to the documentation, addr2line is a usefull binary to identify what is not working. Extract of proftpd debugging documentation: The key here for ...
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AIX NIM Master replicate / sync fails to an Alternate Master

I am getting a error when I try to replicate / sync my NIM database and resources to an Alternate NIM Master newly created in my environment: error replicating resources: unable to ...
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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

The 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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Next day of the user entered date - date +1 day

I am new to scripting. I need a script in the AIX environment to get the next days date based on the date entered by the user. After hard time browsing for this, I got a piece of code which does the ...
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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 ...