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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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 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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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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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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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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Another account with same uid as root gets prompted to set new password for root, not itself

After upgrading the os from 5300-06 to 5300-11, this weird behaviour happened. My system had another unix account, let's call it "abc", purposely configured its uid to 0 for working as a root with ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Linux compatibility layer for IBM AIX

Most software that runs on Linux can run on FreeBSD using an optional built-in compatibility layer. AIX is based on UNIX System V with BSD-compatible extensions. Is there a Linux compatibility layer ...
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What is the meaning of “${name##*/}” in Shell [duplicate]

I have a code as while read name; do uuencode "$name" "${name##*/}"; done but I do not understand what is meaning of ##*/ in "${name##*/}" Google doesn't give good results. Can someone please ...
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Mailx with multiple uuencode attachments and body

I am sending multiple files using following line in my script find . -type f -name "Sum*pdf*"|while read name; do uuencode "$name" "${name##*/}"; done | mailx -s "North Bus Correction" $RECIP Now I ...
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General problem solving steps when print jobs hang in AIX?

What should I do if jobs are getting stuck in the print queue even after restarting spooling? $ stopsrc -g spooler $ startsrc -g spooler $ lpstat -oQUEUENAME | wc -l; sleep 30; lpstat -oQUEUENAME | ...
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Run a script on multiple shells?

I have two servers one AIX with default shell ksh, the other RHEL with default shell bash. I have a script that is mounted on both that will run similar commands but for either AIX or Linux. This ...
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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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Cannot install Sybase ASE on IBM AIX as root

I have a weird problem where I cannot install a Sybase DB server as root on an AIX virtual machine. I'm logged in as root and launching the installer as such: bash-4.2# ./setup.bin -i console ...
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AIX CPU usage - how to know how many CPUs running?

Over AIX 6.1 - I do see the following output, it says I have 16 Max Physical CPUs; but there are only 8 active - why is that? The system will use the remaining 8 if needed? Or are they disabled? # ...
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Start a service at boot and automatically respawn it if it dies under AIX

I'm trying to write a script that can set a service to: automatically restart after killed automatically start during boot up I can do this by using /etc/inittab but some of the AIX server ...
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sed stdin behaviour

Using sed for a direct stdin treatment of data, I expect that a line is treated after the enter. This is what happens when I test on CygWin or Linux but on my AIX, a second new line is needed to treat ...
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using linux shared library on AIX

Is there a way to use a linux shared library(.so) on AIX? I don't have source code of the library.
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AIX memory consumption

Question: how can we report the REAL memory usage (without the cache!) using nmon or vmstat or svmon on AIX 6? nmon: vmstat: svmon: Like on Linux, we can use the free command, but it's not ...
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Determine the owner of the session of a process

I am trying to implement a way to determine which user is owner of some process's session, in a way that's as cross-platform as possible. In Linux I can trace the process's pty by following the link ...
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Where is NMon cron job for AIX?

While trying to know where is NMon job configured to run; I do find that it's NOT listed on Crontab (using crontab -l). BUT - the job is currently running as expected, which is weird. See the ...
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AIX apache rpm dependencies

I am evaluating the Crowd SSO by Atlassian. Now to get apache to use CROWD for authentication, there is a connector available by the vendor. Problem Unfortunately they do not provide anything for ...
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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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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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Find files older than x amount of time in specific directory with ignoring subdirectories

My setup is as following: folder structure dir |--correctfile1 |--correctfile2 |--correctfile3 |--subdir1 |--wrongfile1 |--wrongfile2 |--wrongfile3 |--subdir2 |--subdir3 I need to ...
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What is the default shell for .sh in AIX?

I am fairly new to AIX machine. We would like to deploy some program into the AIX machine which is yet to come. We have a short experience in AIX machine and after login using putty, we felt the ...
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How can I restrict incoming emails to AIX server?

How can we restrict all the incoming email traffic on to AIX LPAR? I can send emails from my root/user account to myself/my team. I would like to secure AIX LPAR. So for that, I do not want AIX LPAR ...
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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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Perl failed set locale on AIX 7.1

After setting user language to Chinese with GB18030 encoding in SMIT, following env variable was added in user's .profile: LANG=Zh_CN LC_MESSAGE=%l.%c ...
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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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Why doesn “clpasswd” knows the “-R”?

There is a symbolic link: 2:root@SERVER:/root # ls -la /usr/bin/passwd lrwxrwxrwx 1 root system 39 Feb 3 2014 /usr/bin/passwd -> /usr/es/sbin/cluster/utilities/clpasswd ...
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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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Subversion Client for AIX

I am looking for Subversion Client that I can install on AIX 7.1 TL 3. All I need is just a light weight client so that I can checkout and checkin code. I do not want the whole subversion server. ...
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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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CPU and Memory usage monitoring for a single process

I need to monitor the CPU and Memory usage for a single process in an AIX server. The program runs 3 times a day. I need to find the way to capture statistics within some time intervals, lets say ...
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Diagnose high swap usage on AIX

Which would be the best approach to diagnose high SWAP usage on an IBM AIX 6.3 machine? I've already tried with lsps -a and lslv. But also I'm looking for a strong scenario, like using topas. Any ...
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Why is file ownership inconsistent between two systems mounting the same NFS share?

I have one IBM AIX server (serverA) which is connected to the san storage. I have created a volume group and also file system (jfs2) and mounted to directory /profit. After that I created a NFS ...
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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 cluster show swing filesystems

I am working on applications on an AIX 6.1 two-node cluster, with an active and passive node. Is there a command that will show me which mount points / file systems are shared and 'swing' from one ...
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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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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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How do you track memory usage in a ksh93 script

We have a number of ksh scripts that run forever (inside a while loop), or at least until a shutdown event is delivered to them. We had a project where these scripts where converted to ksh93 (and ...
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AIX Memory Limits

I cannot find these numbers anywhere on the IBM Web site or even random blogs that Google finds. Questions What is the maximum physical memory size a POWER7 CPU supports? What is the maximum ...
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Why awk does not show the correct record length?

I'm concerned regarding what awk shows as the record length. I'm checking some files for a specific record length - awk shows the result I wanted, but the file size shows that each record in the file ...