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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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 ...
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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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Must be in the same VG

I am trying to extend the fs like this, chfs -a size=+290G /Eq7_bakcup but getting this error, what am I doing wrong? mount: Log dev and fs dev must be in the same volume group
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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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Subversion for Unix (AIX 6.1)

I am looking for a package to set up centralized server for subversion in unix AIX 6.1. and also can some one also help in the steps for installing the same. i have been chasing down for the right ...
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AIX: List all ports in /etc/security/login.cfg

As discussed in AIX 7.1 Files Reference, the login.cfg file contains two types of stanzas: port: Defines the login characteristics of ports. user configuration: Defines programs that change user ...
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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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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 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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How do I configure the location for core dumps?

Recently I had an experience where a core dump was created in my home directory that resulted in the filesystem running out of space. How can I tell AIX to create core dumps in some other location?
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AIX UNIX 64 bit connecting to Microsoft SQL server 2008R2 Server

I am having AIX 64 bit Unix machine and I need to connect to Microsoft SQL SERVER 2008 R2 database. I dont have any Drivers and TDS installed in my machine. What all tools I need to install including ...
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What is making “at” in AIX add a “cd /some/path/here” prior to my explicit commands?

When I execute the following command: cd /some/path/here at -t 201409301100 ls -al <CTRL-D> at -lov I get the following output: ======================== myusername.1411755840.a Mon Sep 30 ...
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How Do I install DB2 Remotely?

I have been trying to install IBM DB2 10.5.0.1 on AIX 7.1.0.0 from a Windows 8-64bit using a Remote connection. It has been 3 days and I haven't been able to succeed; Here is a list of everything I've ...
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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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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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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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./a.out && echo $? only prints return value if return = 0

echo $? in the following scenario does not display the return value, i.e. 1. echo "int main() { return 1; }" > foo.c gcc foo.c && ./a.out && echo $? However, echo $? works when ...
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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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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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Mounting LUN in AIX

I have LUN created and added to AIX, I know this because once I created the LUN and the name I gave in the IBM storage is displayed and also I used the following commands chdev -l hdisk7 -a pv=yes ...
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Installing TOMCAT on AIX 7.1

After installing a lot of packages I finally got ./configure to work, just to get a horrible message Host support:- checking C flags dependant on host system type... failed configure: error: ...
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Network interface information on AIX

I want to get all the information about the network interfaces available on the AIX. Like on linux, we can get it from /sys/class/net files. Is there any files on AIX where I can find relevant ...
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Process status on AIX

I want to get process status on AIX like we get it on Linux from /proc/<PID>/stat, I did not find the status in /proc/<PID>/status file. There was some encrypted text there. Which file ...
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File to access for CPU load average on AIX

Is there a file with the load average in it on AIX? I'm looking for something like Linux's /proc/loadavg.
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Difference between AIX and other Unix flavours [duplicate]

I am learning AIX 6-7 for practice, is there any alternative unix flavour which could be quite similar to AIX which could be run on a VMWare or Virtualbox for practice? Also, if there is any ...
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Terminal not reporting resize properly

I'm having a problem where when I resize my terminal, it doesn't seem to be reported properly and so none of the applications in it don't display properly. For example: If I open a terminal, remote ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to prevent a non-terminal-attached process from executing 'who' inside my .envfile?

I made some modifications to the /home/user/.envfile so the PS1 prompt would show date/time as well as the pwd etc. The modification is: # `who am i` is used to obtain the name of the original user ...
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How can I get KornShell to display the date and time in the prompt?

On my AIX box, which is using ksh as the default shell, I'd like the prompt to show both the date and time followed by a newline \n, along with the name of the machine, and the working directory. ...
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Why does this command not work on AIX?

I want to remove UTF-8 BOM from a file using this command: sed '1 s/\xEF\xBB\xBF//' old.java > tmp.java But it did not work. I am running with ksh on AIX 7.1
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What is #@(#) in Kornshell syntax

I'm looking at a script on an AIX box where several lines begin with #@(#) What does that indicate? Clearly doing a Google search is totally fruitless for symbols. Here are the lines from the ...
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AIX equivalent of Solaris' iostat -E

On Solaris you can use the command iostat -En to view "disk error statistics" as counted by the kernel since the last reboot, where the -n option causes iostat to show "nice" device names. I'm ...
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How to find out what is wasting space on “/”?

I can find out what is wasting space with this: du -sm * | sort +0nr | head -30 But what if "/" is filled 100%, and there are many mountpoints, ex.: /foo, /foo2, etc. How can I get a list of ...
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how to return to underlying script from tail -f

I have a ksh script, in which I use tail -f to view a log file. How can I terminate the tail process, and continue executing the underlying script? I am running it on AIX 7.1. ...
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aix ksh start weblogic server without nohup.out and return to underlying script

I am writing a ksh script, in which I want to start weblogic server in background and return to underlying script immediately(continue to execute the script) like this: nohup ...
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Files are missing and I want to know what happened to them

Somehow some files are missing in a directory and I would like to know what happened to those files. Who has moved/deleted them? How can I investigate? Can we get a history on a directory? These are ...
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Run command based on output of another command

OS: AIX 7100-04-1216 So basically I'm trying to write a for loop that sees which volumegroups I have on my system, which filesystems reside in those volume groups and what the size of each of those ...
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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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Windows IDE for AIX application [closed]

I'm working on a C application based on AIX 5.3 using VI as an editor, I need a windows IDE (open source or commercial) that can help me: modify the source code more easily compile as if I'm under ...
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File size conflict

I am new to UNIX and have a doubt about file size in UNIX (AIX). ls -ltr shows me fileA size as 59096. As per my knowledge this is in bytes ,so it is nearly = 0.06 MB However, a script which should ...
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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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Installing ksh as the standard shell in Redhat: Foolhardy?

I'm not a system administrator, but my organization is considering replacing /bin/sh in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6+ with a hard link to /bin/ksh. How foolhardy would this be? The background to this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...