Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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Issue with grep, egrep in solaris

I have an issue when I execute this command in Solaris: grep -Ev "(^#|^EBM_SERVER|^$)" ${EBM_CONF} | awk -F, '{print $2"|"}' | tr -d "\n" | sed 's/|$//g' I got this error message: egrep:illegal ...
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Getting averageReadTime and averageWriteTime in solaris(disk I/O)

I am working on getting 'Average read time (ms)' and 'Average write time(ms)' from "iostat -xnp" command. In linux there is a '/proc/diskstats" command, which gives me 'Time spent in reading millis' ...
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Bring process to 'foreground'? [duplicate]

I am using an SSH client to connect to a Solaris server. I had a process running but my connection disconnected. I reconnected and can see the process running when I do ps -al. How can I bring this ...
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Permissions (ACL) to allow creation of new files only - are extended attributes also needed?

I want to use a directory as a sort of drop-off point, similar to the Public folder in each Mac OS X home directory, that is: certain users (or everyone) should be able to create new files inside this ...
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Uptime on solaris

I have logged into school server which is running Solaris. I am to print the number of minutes from booting the server. I am using uptime and recieve this output 8:05pm up 12 day(s), 1:56, 11 ...
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How to change default shell on Solaris? [duplicate]

I am a user of a Solaris system which I log into as a standard user with no root or administrative privileges. The default shell for me appears to be bash. How can I change this to tcsh? I only ...
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What is a good X application I can use to test the X server on Solaris?

I am using Solaris, and I want to test if the I can use the X server after setting the DISPLAY environment variable. On Linux, I usually use xeyes, xclock or xterm. But none of these seem to ...
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How to use cp -u on a Solaris system which does not support the -u option?

I am new in here. I am facing problem in Solaris system.I want to copy only when the SOURCE file is newer than the destination file or when the destination file is missing. As you know, this feature ...
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Allow null password for file transfer from Sunsolaris machine to linux mchine?

I m trying to pull a file from a Solaris server to my Linux server and I did it successfully by using scp.I want to run this below command as a cronjob, How can I save password for this automation ...
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syslog configuration - repeated alert?

i am using solaris 10 and saw this line in /etc/syslog.conf *.err;kern.debug;daemon.notice;mail.crit;auth.debug;local2.notice /var/adm/messages Does it mean that, if I have a auth.err, the ...
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Solaris: Spooling filesystem is full

I have a Solaris 5.8 machine that will no longer print. print job that come from the terminal say: "See if spooling file system is full" I had a look around /var/spool but it isn’t particularly ...
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Do I need to backup the files in /opt directory when upgrading Solaris 11 to Solaris 11.3?

Do I need to backup the files in /opt directory when upgrading Solaris 11 to Solaris 11.3? The upgrade can be done by pkg update --accept like it is described here.
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How to configure OpenIndiana(151a8 aka “hipster”) for development?

I saw a similar post about Solaris and thought of a similar howto. I've heard of recent news (as in 2013) with the distribution and I learned I could easily update my initial OpenIndiana 151a7 release ...
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How to update NTP (Network Time Protocol) on Solaris 11? Fighting with DDoS attacks

At the moment lots of servers suffers from denial of service attacks targeting NTP protocol on port 123 by issuing MONLIST requests to victims computers. Victims computers answer with large list of ...
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Syntax error removing duplicate lines via awk '!x[$0]++' file

The file contains cat file a b c b d Trying to remove duplicate lines on SunOS via awk '!x[$0]++' file (as found in another postings) results in a syntax error awk: syntax error near line 1 ...
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How can I rename a directory with name made of non-printable characters only

On SunOS I have directories with names containing only non-printable characters. The command ls -ldb * returns the following (some spaces deleted) drwxr-xr-x 3 user1 group1 3 Feb 4 18:10 ...
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How replace disks on an existing striped zpool?

I have the following zpool: pool: mypool state: ONLINE scan: none requested config: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM mypool ONLINE 0 ...
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DNS on SUNOS 4.1.4 / Solaris

On SUNOS(not solaris) the dns works only with nis enabled(sic!) I have did so modified yp Makefile and added B=-b and put # on next B ypinit -m OK route add default 10.0.0.1 OK ypwhich ok ypcat ...
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How to check whether firewall opened for a port but not listening on the port

We will be deploying a new application to a Server and the application will be listening on port 8443. We have asked Network team to open the firewall for the port 8443 on that server before deploying ...
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what is the equivalent of du -s --si * in a Solaris box?

I have a Solaris box that is blowing up right now because a disk is very close to filling up. I need to know what subdirectory on that disk is hogging up the space, but Solaris doesn't like du -s ...
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how to monitor a unix directory and if any new file in directory it will be copied to another directory

I want to monitor a unix(Solaris 10) directory and if there is any new file i want to copy immediately. Tried: I have shown inotifywait and incron package in linux for it but i don't know whether it ...
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Changing LDAP server preference on Solaris 10

I've recently inherited a new environment running Solaris 10 and I was looking for information on how to change the LDAP server preference on an LDAP client, namely through modifying the ...
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File descriptor limits in /etc/system vs /etc/sysctl.conf vs /etc/security/limits.conf on Solaris

Let me explain first what I understood. In Solaris 10, rlim_fd_max and rlim_fd_cur in /etc/system set the hard and soft limits at the system level. And /etc/security/limits.conf sets the limits for ...
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Using find in Solaris 10 to search a single directory but not its subdirectories

I'm trying to use find on Solaris 10 to list the contents of one directory, excluding subdirectories from the search. I tried a command based on the solution suggested by sdaau: find /tmp -type d ! ...
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Unable to mount NFS share in Solaris Local zone

I am trying to mount one NFS share in my Solaris Local zone.But I am getting error like below. showmount -e hostname showmount: hostname: RPC: Rpcbind failure - RPC: Timed out. I tried to ping the ...
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Can I change the output format of the “last” command to display the year?

I'm trying to find a way to report on the most recent login for all users on my Solaris 10 server. I'm starting with the output of the last command. Using that command, I get output like this: ...
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Finding out binary's compiling computer name

We have recently in our workplace stumbled upon a really old binary file that originates from unknown old computer. However in order to run this binary we need to get some local resources and ...
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What is the purpose of the uucico shell on HP-UX, Solaris, and possibly other Unix varieties?

For my work, I review Unix and Linux server configurations for compliance with security guidelines. So I'm not a Unix admin myself, but I work with Unix servers on a regular basis and am fairly ...
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Read ahead setting on Solaris

How to get the current read ahead setting on Solaris? On Linux it can be retrieved like this: # echo $(($(blockdev --getra /dev/sda)*512/1024)) (Assuming that blockdev always returns the read-head ...
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Disable null password for root user on Sunsolaris machine?

Currently i am using a SunSolaris machine: bash-3.00# uname -a SunOS labxxxx 5.10 Generic_144488-17 sun4u sparc SUNW,Netra-240 bash-3.00# When i try to set null(blank) password for root, it let me ...
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Where to check ntp related logs on Sun Solaris?

Can you please guide, where on solaris i can check NTP related logs? If there is any issue related to NTP on solaris, which is the right place to check for the root cause? Thanks
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment: Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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Where do I find prebuilt binutils and compilers for obsolete operating systems?

I just obtained a Sun SPARCstation 20 and installed SunOS 4.1.4 on it. I'd like to build some software on it with something a little more modern than its stock pre-ANSI C compiler, and without the ...
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Solaris 10: how to run correct tcp wrappers?

I want to deny ftp access on solaris10 For experiment i use only one host Tcp wrapper is enabled inetadm -l ftp | grep tcp_wrappers default tcp_wrappers=TRUE /etc/hosts.deny ftpd: 192.168.0.2 ...
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Set global environment variables at boot in Solaris 11

I am wanting to create a file in Solaris, so that I can export a few "items" whenever the machine is started up. i.e. I want to export ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID and some other directories, of my ...
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How to print the total available space percentage on a specific file system in both linux and solaris?

I've searched for an answer to this question and I found that this command: df /dev/sda1 | awk {print '{(100 -$5 )}' | tail -1 | sed '/s/$/%/g' does the job pretty well on my linux system but I ...
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Solaris 10,print only banner

I have a remote printer by cups on linux server. BSD,Hp-ux and linux works fine,on solaris 10 i have this problem,print the banner only,not the text of file. I have configured the printer like this ...
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changing timezone in Oracle Solaris 11.2

I'm confused: what is the right way to change TZ on a freshly installed Solaris 11.2? I have found these, but am unsure which to use: Reconfiguring Date and Time Before and After an Installation ...
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Cannot obtain address via DHCP

I recently upgraded this box from Solaris 11.2 to Solaris 11.3. After that I cannot get an interface to obtain an IP address from within a non-global zone. From the global zone I have the following ...
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Solaris 11 /var used significant space, but I cannot see it on filesystem

I have a mirrored rpool: NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT rpool 72.1G 1.22G 39.5K /rpool rpool/ROOT 67.9G 1.22G 31K legacy ...
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Finding empty directories recursively

How can I find every empty directory, let's say, on the /home/.../Desktop. Because I am on Solaris, I can't use the find . -empty -type d command. Is there any other way?
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Unable to setup ipv6 on solaris 11.3

I am having some difficulty after moving to Solaris 11.3 and setting up IPv6 addressing. The interface I am using is net2. I have created an IPv4 address already on this. So to do this I would have ...
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vxlist volume and vxlist disk stuck on Solaris 10

On Solaris 10 i have installed symantec storage foundation for lvm. Enable all daemons,create volumes and groups ok but if i want to see the size of disk and volumes with vxlist volume or vxlist ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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How to know log the full script name executed by user?

I want to log the full name of the script executed by the user including the options/arguments he provided to that script. I was able to achieve some success using basename and whoami but it does not ...
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inconsistency between format and probe-scsi-all outputs

my platform: SPARC T4-1 Generic_150400-24 sun4v sparc sun4v 1 of the disk is seems different in the output of format when I am on console cli even though relevant disk seems same as others in the ...
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How to delete a range of mails in Solaris using the 'mail' command?

I have some 1k+ mails in an inbox (old cronjob stdout), how to delete them in bulk? I'm on Solaris 8 and I have only mail available, no pine or mutt or similar "UI"-based client. Inline help and ...
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please support for use awk and regex

I have a file with | separator and I need to print first field $1 and other fields, I need to print part which match the regular expression \[(.*?)\>. cat x.txt |nawk -F"|" '{print $1"|"match ...
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Random number generation in Solaris?

What is the best way to generate random numbers in Solaris? I can not seem to find a good answer for this. Most results do not work in my environment. There is a variable or command RAND that seems ...
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Find the hostname or IP of a remote ssh session in Solaris

If I am logged into a Solaris server from my Windows laptop via putty using ssh, how, on the server, can I determine my Windows laptop IP or hostname?