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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Using grep -v on multiple arguments

Is there a simpler way to do this? grep -v foo file | grep -v bar There're probably very elegant ways to do it with egrep, but how to go with plain old grep? EDIT: grep -v 'foo\|bar' file seems to ...
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how to do checksum on a folder in Solaris

On my Solaris machine, I sometimes use the sum command to verify that a file has not changed. I now want to check whether a directory's contents have changed but sum only runs on files. Is there a ...
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What does “command1 -> command2” indicate in results from my ls -al?

when I do a ls -al in /usr/sfw/bin I see: make -> gmake What does this indicate? Is this a symbolic link? I've googled and have not found the answer to this question.
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Do BSD and SunOS have multithreaded architectures?

I'm interested in operating systems that have a multithreading architecture, like Mach and BeOS; not ones that depend on libraries like POSIX to be multithreading. Do BSD and SunOS have a ...
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Sed: Replace N first occurrences of a character

I am looking to replace the 5 first occurences of the whitespace character per line inside a sed script. Here's what I have so far sed -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" -e "s/ /;/" ...
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Why `host` and `nslookup` on Solaris 10 resolves hostnames while `ping` and `telnet` does not?

/etc/resolv.conf contains a nameserver that is alive (as reported by the ping command) host or nslookup is able to resolve google.com $ host google.com google.com has address 74.125.228.3 google.com ...
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How I can know the IP address of other users logged at the same remote machine?

I can see the names of other users on the remote machine with the who command... I'd also like know the IP address of those users... I was trying with the commands /sbin/ifconfing and netstat but I ...
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How to insert multiple blank lines after every line

I want to insert 5 blank lines after every line in my input file. foo.txt: line 1 line 2 line 3 out.txt: line 1 line 2 line 3 ... Solaris 5.10, nawk or sed.
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How to list all running X applications?

I'd like to get a list of all of the apps (across all users) on my machine that are talking to the X server. What's the most reliable way to do that? Find the socket X runs on and lsof for connections ...
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ssh tunneling a local display to another server

I have a GUI test stand simulation connected to some hardware that is under test. The test stand is a Sun Sparc Ultra 2 SunOs 5.7. The simulation software checks to see if your running your display on ...
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“The entry is a door” in Solaris “ls” man page

I found this in a man page for ls in solaris linux. http://www.unix.com/man-page/opensolaris/1/ls/ What does it mean when it says: D the entry is a door?
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What does “Invalid argument” mean in Solaris?

-bash-3.00$ ./p4 -V -bash: ./p4: Invalid argument What does "Invalid argument" mean in Unix? More details: p4 is an executable in the current directory. p4 actually refers to perforce. The option ...
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How can I make PuTTY compatible with Solaris?

I'm connecting to a Solaris machine from WinXP using PuTTY. When I try to use the NumPad keys for editing a command in Bash (Home, End, Delete) a ~ character is instead printed to the console. ...
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Variable scope in while-read-loop on Solaris

Could someone please explain to me why my while loop seems to have an internal scope? I've seen multiple explanations online but they all have to do with pipes. My code has none. The code: ...
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What is the TTY major number of your Unix?

I'm currently working on a serial port library which already uses special frameworks to get information about serial ports on the system. Though serial ports are a fundamental design in Unix—as ...
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What is the STATE column of the TOP command on Solaris?

I'm running a very large, memory intensive program on my new UNIX server and trying to fully understand the output of the "top" command. Here is what I see right now (showing only the first process): ...
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Ksh loses data after piping 16K bytes

I recently found that ksh may lose some data after printing more than 16K bytes to the stdout if it is blocked for a couple of seconds. This test.sh script prints out 257*64 (16448) bytes: ...
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Restoring an open file

I have an interesting problem which may or may not have a solution but I'd love to have one if possible: On Solaris an open log file has been removed, which still continues to be populated while the ...
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How to find HDs associated with a mount point

I am running on Sun Solaris system. I would like to know the following How to find the HDs associated with a mountpoint? How to find all available HDs (those which are used as well as unused for ...
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Obtaining Solaris 10 patches

I have a Solaris 10 server. I've been trying to find from where I can download patches/updates. The specific bug I'm running into (http://bugs.opensolaris.org/view_bug.do?bug_id=6551484) is ...
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Solaris 11.1 and ipfilter

I'm trying to get IP Filter to work on Solaris 11.1. I'm following the official Solaris 11.1 guide. When the host is booted it doesn't pick up the ipf.conf that I expect. Here's the contents of ...
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How to find the machine from which a user logged into current machine using ssh?

In a multi server architecture, is it possible to find out from which machine a user logged into current machine using ssh? For example, user1 logged into host1. From there, the user logged into ...
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Disk busy is close to 100% and iowait is 0,0% on SunOS, how can it be possible?

During monitoring of SunOS5.10 machine I noticed strange behavior: Disk busy is close to 100% Disk waiting time is 0,0% Primary purpose of this machine is running application server on jvm. This ...
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What does “pollsys” mean? Solaris “truss” output

> truss -p 6482 /2: pollsys(0xE517AD88, 1, 0xE517AE30, 0x00000000) = 0 /2: pollsys(0xE517AD88, 1, 0xE517AE30, 0x00000000) = 0 /2: pollsys(0xE517AD88, 1, 0xE517AE30, 0x00000000) = 0 ...
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Moving to Solaris (from Linux) [closed]

I got curious about why not so many people have Solaris in their desktops and laptops. I wonder whether it's a good idea at all, or something just for the absolute geek. Could I maybe give it a try ...
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How to get notified when svcadm restarts a service that died

I'm using svcadm to keep my node.js server running on Illumos, is there a way to get notified if svcadm restarts the server because it crashed? Specifically if the process went down on its own and not ...
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returncode of command in a pipline [duplicate]

The following script runs on Solaris using /bin/ksh and on Linux using /bin/sh cmd | tee -a cmd.log | tail exit $? The output of cmd is saved in a file cmd.log and the last lines are displayed on ...
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Solaris 10 boot from cd-rom

I am trying to start up my solaris server using the newly downloaded iso written on a CD. The iso name is sol-10-u9-ga-sparc-dvd.iso When we started the server, logging in as root then tried to boot ...
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Peculiar Solaris integer comparison behaviour

This one caught me unawares! We have a Solaris machine (version: SunOS 5.8) hosting a pivotal script/process which has been running for many years without complaint. We recently had cause to have a ...
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Difference between “echo $SHELL” and “which bash”

I am trying to determine the location of bash interpreter on my Solaris system and I am a bit confused. When I type: echo $SHELL The resulting path is: /bin/bash And when I type: which bash I ...
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remove ^M from solaris by perl one liner on the same file

usually in order to remove the ^M from file we do dos2unix test.txt test.txt tr -d '\r' < old.file > new.file but this approach insist to create new file if we do not want to create another ...
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change shell in Solaris/SunOS for your user only wihtout access to /etc/passwd

How do I set the shell in Solaris/SunOS for my user only, without access to /etc/passwd or any other su stuff? It should thereafter work both for interactive ssh (1) and ssh when you send commands ...
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Read a file and copy to another file

I'm having a issue, I need to copy the file contents and remove a couple of lines if they match the output from a previous command. But so far, I'm having an issue in maintaining the file lines ...
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Shell scripts Linux -> Solaris conversion guide

I've developed a few Bash scripts on a LFS system which should now be made to work on a minimal installation of Sun Solaris 10. Is there a guide somewhere with at least some general tips for ...
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Can not find link to download OpenSolaris source code

I want to understand how OpenSolaris ptools(process tools) works. How exactly pstack, pmap, pargs etc works, but I can't find any link to its full source code. I can only find an online version of ...
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Formatting the output: Underlining

I wrote the following function in ksh that prints its first argument to the screen and underlines it with the appropriate ammount of - character: print_underlined () { word=$1 echo $word ...
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Why does this password fail AIX and Solaris rules

Had to reset my password on a couple of client servers today, and despite following the rules I get the message "Your password failed to meet: minimum of 2 non-alphabetic characters" back from the ...
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How do I backup a non-empty directory and preserve metadata like permissions/user-group ownership/time file was modified?

I used rsync for creating a backup copy: bash-3.2$ rsync -tvrog /export/home/kent/Scripts /export/home/kent/TEST_Scripts_rsync With these options: Options: -v, --verbose ...
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Solaris: find the day of last Monday,Tuesday,…Sunday by means of shell script

I'm trying desperatly to find a bash or ksh routine that allows me to find for example the previous Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,... preceding today's date. Additonal it has to work on plain vanilla ...
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Is there a way to combine formatted output and full command arguments in one ps command?

In solaris, /usr/ucb/ps auxww gives full commandline arguments (without truncating long commands+arguments). And ps has -o option that provides formatted output. Is there a single command (or ...
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How to verify from “uname -a” output, the installed Solaris OS is openSolaris or not

How to verify from uname -a output, if the installed Solaris OS is openSolaris or not. I need to know the type of OS installed like, Solaris or opensolaris or Solaris Express etc cat /etc/release ...
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Viewing very wide files

I need to view some 5,200 byte wide files. Is there any tool to make this practical without modifying the file? Ideally, I'd like to specify which columns I'm viewing.
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Prompt “-bash-3.2$” vs. “bash-3.2$” in SunOS 5.10

When I log into a server running SunOS 5.10, my prompt initially is "-bash-3.2$" Then when I run the following commands, I can see that the prompt is slightly different after typing bash (it no ...
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What are the dangers of setting a high limit to max File Descriptors per process?

I'm working on an old legacy application, and I commonly come across certain settings that no one around cam explain. Apparently at some point, some processes in the application were hitting the max ...
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Startup script not executing after reboot on Solaris

I have a command to start Apache in /etc/rc3.d that does not execute when the server reboots. The script is named S75Apache2. Someone has speculated that this is because the link has a capital "A" ...
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boot_archive file in solaris

Does anyone know what is that boot_archive file. It is located under /platform/sun4v/ /platform/sun4v> du -sh * | sort -rn 342M boot_archive **** 190M failsafe 106K lib 71K bootlst 12M ...
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High load average, low CPU usage - why?

We're seeing huge performance problems on a web application and we're trying to find the bottleneck. I am not a sysadmin so there is some stuff I don't quite get. Some basic investigation shows the ...
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Execute command on shared account login

At work our team uses a shared account "appadmin" to administer our application. At login, each one of us sources an "aliasrc" file containing his or her preferences. (aliases, display, prompt, ...). ...
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Using nohup on Solaris 10

I need to transfer a large number of files over SFTP (only between Solaris servers) which takes a very long time. I cannot keep my PC on for this duration. I tried: nohup sftp server1 While the ...
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Solaris 11 and zfs, i don't understand space used

This is the situation. Solaris11 virtual machine on VirtualBox as guest. Virtual disk is 55GB df report Filesystem Size Used Available Capacity Mounted on rpool/ROOT/solaris-8 55G ...