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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ACL not working on directories

For some reason when I create new file from Windows I can change the permissions just fine but when I create a folder it won't let me change the permissions, I get this error: A device attached to ...
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Perl fails to set locale on AIX 7.1

After setting user language to Chinese with GB18030 encoding in SMIT, the following env variable were added to the user's .profile: LANG=Zh_CN LC_MESSAGE=%l.%c ...
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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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Allocating VLAN to partition

Forgive me if my terminology if off, here -- I'm fairly new to AIX. I have an AIX server (6.1) running VIO, with two client partitions (e.g. CLIENTA and CLIENTB). The two partitions are running on ...
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Fast question about NIMOL(nim on linux)

I want to install aix71 client using nimol,i read somewhere only 5.3 clients were supported But i found this on aix71 cd,is possible to install aix 7.1 with nimol?
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How can I see history of the “at” command in AIX?

I'm experiencing a strange problem where occasionally the at command appears to not be running the command I've configured it to run. For example: at -t 201510071042 runsomescript <Ctrl-D> ...
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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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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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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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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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Any concerns with mounting a JFS2 filesystem under an NFS mount?

We have many instances where we mount JFS2 filesystems underneath other JFS2 filesystems (eg. /fs1, /fs1/fs2, etc...) but we've never done it with NFS. Is there anything to be aware of when doing ...
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ssh publickey anthentication failed

I have set up SSH connect between two AIX servers. But It failed when I try to ssh to the server side, sending publickey packet and no reply return. Both client and server users are passwordless, ...
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Is Ant made for AIX?

Is there an ant version for AIX?
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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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How to create large size encrypted file using openssl command

During the creation of an encrypted file in AIX, I received this error: $ openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -salt -in test.img -out test.img.enc test.img: Value too large to be stored in data type ...
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SSH always refuses first connection attempt

There's an AIX box where I work and so I've not got any root access to it. When I connect to it using telnet I can get on fine. When I connect to it using SSH if I put in my correct password on the ...
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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 install Mercurial no root

Is is possible to install Mercurial on AIX system without root? I'm an ordinary user of our colleges IBM cluster and in there I fond no version control software. Could you show a brief guide of how ...
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VMO Changes After Adding New RAM To AIX?

We have a server at a client site running AIX 5.3, which we just up the RAM to 32GB, from initially 16GB (if I'm not mistaken). This server is our Application server running J2EE applications on top ...
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Cleanup old /dev/pts files?

My company has a policy that sweeps all files on our AIX servers to see if any are world writeable. They are upset because there are some files in /dev/pts (a few with me as owner) that are world ...
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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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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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ftp: connect: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action

cannot ftp through port 21 Get below error when trying to ftp ftp: connect: The file access permissions do not allow the specified action. Has any one came across above error and having any ...
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Installing Graphviz & Dependencies without Internet access

I am trying to install graphviz on AIX7.1 - I have NO internet access and I have downloaded a lot of rpm files. I want to know is there a way to install the graphviz-*.ppc.rpm packages so that the ...
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How to investigate TCP, domain socket and similar activity of a process in AIX

I have to collect as much information as possible about a running production system under AIX 5.3. This must not cause any downtime and I may not install any additional software. The final goal is to ...
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X11 forwarding to IP doesn't work on some servers. I can't find any config differences

This command allows me to send an xterm to xming on my windows desktop: xterm -display 10.13.18.125:0 (my workstation IP) For the servers that it doesn't work with the IP, It will work for some ...
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rm: Directory resources is not empty

I'm getting this kind of error when i'm deleting file on my AIX machine. Getting same error for rmdir. venky-19:[/hm/dev/application/backup/ear/] # rm -rf resources rm: Directory ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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AIX auditing for LDAP users

I've discovered a problem with the way AIX uses auditclasses to determine which system calls are audited. If a user is defined in LDAP, their auditclasses attribute is blank. I found an APAR which ...
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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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SSH connection failed with publickey authentication

I have set up SSH connect between two AIX servers. But It failed when I try to ssh to the server side, sending publickey packet and no reply return. Both client and server users are passwordless, ...
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“Cannot reallocate” when create file?

Am trying to create excel sheet base on multifiles on a root, I read files line by line append in the final excel sheet. Am trying this shell script on small files and it worked 100% bu when I try it ...
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How to do data transfer speed test between two AIX LPARs

I have four LPARs connected via High speed inter-connect called Infiniband. It uses RDMA protocol for data transfer from one LPAR to another. I need a method to test the transfer speed. One solution ...
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ksh script to ftp file to remote directory script

hello I have this script, basically I need to ftp to remote server only the new files for example that will be generated today or by date, so it does not import the old files, just the new ones I have ...
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aix: large files

/opt/freeware/bin/ls //media/nfs/slack64/pubblica /opt/freeware/bin/ls: cannot open directory //media/nfs/slack64/pubblica: Value too large to be stored in data type This happen with coreutils-8.23 ...
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Mail from another server

On my development UNIX server mail server is not installed. I want to mail a file everyday which I create on development server. Now I am doing it manually by copying file to another UNIX server ...
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Encrypt traffic between enduser and application on AIX server

I have end users with Windows 7 workstations and they are using some special application (based on WS client - Oracle Tuxedo product) to connect Tuxedo server WSL service which listen on port 1419. I ...
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Cpu and memory utilization is high in Aix

Hello everyone, I have problem with my CPU utilization I am using sar command to know my cpu idle % in that idle percentage is null and %sys %usr utilizing more, I am trying to check with ...
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How to set mail subject using variable and ensure attachment is not included in email body

I have the following shell script fragment. var_name='ZZPCI' for emailadd in `cat /tmp/email_list.tmp` do subject_text="Subject with Var Name "$var_name subj_text_novar="Subject without Var ...
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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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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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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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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' | \ ...