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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Solaris 11 and syslog over TLS

Does Oracle support support remote syslog over TLS/SSL on Solaris 11? I found it can be done with rsyslog, but is rsyslog default on Solaris 11 and if rsyslog is not default, does Oracle support a ...
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Issue with path to .so libraries

I have an issue with path to .so files. I have a server with two accounts user1 and user2. There is wget program, that is installed to user1 and I need it from user2. When I run it from user2 I get ...
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Mouse scrolling in CDE file manager

I cannot scroll using the mouse wheel inside CDE file manager (dtfile). Scrolling inside terminal or text editor or anything else works fine. How can I configure it to allow for mouse wheel scrolling? ...
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Cursor keys in bash in dtterm don't work as expected

I am trying to remap some of my keyboard shortcuts in bash. The problem is that when I try to display key code using Ctrl-V, not all keys work. For example, Typing Ctrl-V, then Home moves the terminal ...
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How to increase the system CPU load/utilization in Solaris 10 to test nagios?

I want to increase the system CPU load in Solaris 10 in order to test this scenario in Nagios. I'm running following command to get the CPU utitlization in Solaris: bash-3.00# sar -s 10 60 SunOS ...
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Solaris 11: Accessing a pool on disk from live DVD?

I made a rather bad mistake while playing around with Solaris 11, which has left me locked-out. I accidently changed the first character of my username in /etc/passwd, and the "new" username is not ...
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OpenIndiana Development Host (151a8 aka “hipster”) minihowto - is this all right?

I saw a similar post about Solaris and thought of a similar howto. I've heard of recent news (as in this summer) with the distribution and I learned I could easily update my initial OpenIndiana 151a7 ...
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How to lock on Solaris 10?

On Linux I use flock lock command to execute a command with an exclusive lock. What is the standard operating system command of Solaris 10 to do the same in a shell?
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using `lpr` to get file name and page numbers printed on pdf

I have a PDF file and I want to print it with the file name and page numbers added somewhere on the page. Is this possible with lpr? If not, what utility can I use to transform the PDF file first? I'm ...
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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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Converting from ascii to utf-8 format - iconv not working [closed]

I have a requirement to convert from ASCII text format to UTF-8. Below is what I am performing through the iconv command: [root@main tmp]# cat File1 1 5 6 [root@main tmp]# file File1 File1: ASCII ...
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The future of OpenSolaris

since OpenSolaris is more or less abandoned by Oracle, is there a nice alternative that implements the unique features of OSOL? ZFS is one thing, but I liked the image creation system, that let you ...
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Find out global zone Name once you logged into a NON global zone

I understand in Unix Oracle-Solaris OS the zoneadm list command will easily show all the available zones. But if I am logged into a non global zone there is no easy way to get information about the ...
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Is Oracle Solaris UNIX?

Is Oracle Solaris officially declared UNIX? I want to know all the official UNIX presently available in the market (whether free or paid). Please correct me if I am wrong: To the best of my ...
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How do I safely perform the below changes to network parameters on Solaris 10?

I need to change and test some TCP/IP network parameters on a Oracle Solaris 10 as a possible workaround for a bug in 'Oracle Hyperion EPM 11.2.1.0' in the development environment. I am not a ...
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Solaris/OpenIndiana: Password for roles?

I've been gently experimenting with roles in Solaris, and wonder a bit about setting a password for it. I want the role I've created to be used by several users, so setting password to the same as ...
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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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Use all system memory in Solaris

I am doing server testing and intentionally trying to crash a virtual Solaris server by using all memory. Server has a ulimit of 15 GB (several hundred GB of total system/swap memory). Is there a ...
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Is there a standard POSIX way of doing `tac` [duplicate]

Looks like at least IBM AIX and HP-UX don't have the tac command by default. Is there a way to do this using just basic posix standard shell utilities available on all UNIX systems? Furthermore, is ...
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Join command gives incorrect output?

I'm trying to join two simple files in Solaris 5.8 Version as below: ~/temp/s: cat 1 work1 a 8058 51 work2 b 15336 51 ~/temp/s: cat 2 8058 77-11:29:32 /apps/sas 15336 100-12:23:49 /local/hotfix ...
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Solaris default install (user tools)

Many questions on this forum as well as other places really boils down to somebody coming from Linux environment and then not being able to use the equivalent command on Solaris. Often this is because ...
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Solaris/OpenIndiana: Good documentation for permission-mechanism - roles, profiles and auths?

Are there any good documentation, HOWTOs or books (preferably free and online) describing the permission-mechanism for Solaris/OpenIndiana? How auths, profiles, roles, projects, groups and users ...
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Solaris 11 (GNOME) - Where is the “master” menu?

Something strange/catastrophic happened to my Solaris 11 installation, it uses GNOME. I need to know where the "master"-menu (the "Start-menu" listing programs and categories) is located. I hope ...
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Where can I get SUNWsan package for Solaris?

The package is not available in the installation DVD, nor internet (MOS, Google, etc.). Where could I get it?
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Ipadm:operation failed

I am studying Solaris 11 in Virtualbox (64bit). I want to create network interface with command: ipadm create-ip net3 But terminal says that ipadm:cannot create interface net3:Operation failed I ...
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Solaris: how to forward cron e-mails?

If a cron job produces output it is e-mailed to the user's account. I would like to redirect this e-mail to another e-mail account. Preferably on a user-by-user basis. I've looked into some options ...
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Difference between “/export/home” and “/home”

In our UNIX machine my home path looks like /home/<userid> and we have another batch user whose home looks like /export/home/<userid> I want to know whats the difference between ...
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Solaris11: Alternative to xVM Hypervisor?

AFAIK, support for the xVM Hypervisor - basically Xen - has been dropped in Solaris 11. Is there an alternative/replacement for it? How does it compare to Xen? Obviously there is zones if you want ...
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Storage becomes unmanaged after Solaris and PowerPath upgrade

I have been performing an upgrade for a customer, using Solaris Live Upgrade to go from Solaris 10 update 2 to Solaris 10 update 10 and at the same time upgrade EMC powerpath from [an old version] to ...
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Browser fails to reach any host on Solaris 8

I'm running Solaris 8 on a Sun Ultra 2 connected to a Verizon router. nslookup seems to work (it finds google.com) but the existing browser (Netscape 4.76 - yes - it's very old) fails to reach any web ...
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filesystem image mounted with lofiadm looks smaller than expected

I have a .gz file and I'd like to see the content of it. I used lofiadm to mount it. lofiadm /backup/file.gz ->> returned /dev/lofi/1 mount -F ufs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt Then I checked the content ...
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Discovering EMC PowerPath LUNs and creating partitions on Solaris

I have to work with EMC PowerPath disks/LUNs. I find them in the /dev/dsk/ directory under names such as emcpower0a, emcpower0b, …, emcpower0z, emcpower1a, … Here are my points of confusion: Inside ...
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What process is accessing a mounted filesystem sporadically?

I have a Solaris 10 server with autofs-mounted home dirs. On one server they are not unmounted after the 10 min timeout period. We've got AUTOMOUNT_TIMEOUT=600 in /etc/default/autofs, I ran automount ...
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Delete Static Routes on Solaris 10

I have the following routes that I wish to delete: 10.250.0.0 10.250.0.37 UG 1 0 I have run the following to delete this with failure. bash-3.2# route delete ...
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zpool import - cannot import: one or more devices is currently unavailable

I have moved a ZFS pool from one SunFire server running some pre-release of Solaris 11 to another server running latest Solaris 10 and now can't import it. It was properly zfs export from the old one. ...
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Tool in UNIX to subtract dates

Is there any tool in Solaris UNIX (so no GNU tool available) to subtract dates? I know that in Linux we have gawk that can subtract one date from another. But in Solaris the maximum we have is nawk ...
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How to capture the standard output of a script that depends on the user for some input?

There is a script that requires me to enter the password before it continues: bash-3.2$ ./script.sh <parameter_list> Enter the password for the Database: .. .. I am interested in capturing ...
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/usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed

I tried to compile some C code to get object file from a shell prompt: $cc a.c But this gives me the following error: /usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed How can I ...
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/usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed [duplicate]

I need to compile a small C program (shared lib for a Perl module) on an old Solaris 8 (Sparc) server. Unfortunately the development tools are not installed and I'm getting: /usr/ucb/cc: language ...
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How can I mount vxfs FS to two or more Solaris servers?

I want to have two Solaris servers share the same SAN vxfs Filesystem. Though at a time just one would be accessing the share. This is to allow for a quick failover in case the primary server ...
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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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/etc/vfstab in Solaris 11

I would like to mount a folder from the remote server 10.12.13.2. When I type: mount -F nfs 10.12.13.2:/username /remote/username, the folder username gets mounted in the directory /remote/username. ...
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Can AutoFS keep a share permanently mounted on Solaris?

I have a share mounted on an Oracle Solaris application server that read/writes data onto the share periodically. I have automounted it with a timeout of over several minutes but is there a way to ...
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In what situation would it be more beneficial to use AutoFS over vfstab for shares dedicated to just one server?

Consider an environment of three Solaris servers (Server1-3): Where Server1-3 all share a mount nas-server.company.com:/vol/appls-backup, for storing backups and recovery related files at periodic ...
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Send the Output of an HTML file within the email body using mailx

Problem Statement:- Currently I am sending an email using mailx by attaching an html file within the email. But I want to send an email using mailx command instead of attaching the html file in an ...
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What's the best way to backup files via network on Linux and Solaris machines?

I wonder what the best way to backup files VIA network I have Solaris machines with Oracle 10i with VERITAS cluster, machines are connected to EMC storage /data/oracle directory is mounted on the ...
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perl one liner + how to match IP address that located in the first/sec field of file

the following perl one liner syntax verify if IP address in "$IP" match the IP ADDRESS in file perl -ne 'BEGIN{$IP=shift} print if /(^|\s)\Q$IP\E(\s|$)/;' $IP file file have two fields as the ...
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linux & solaris - separate netmask IP's from ordinary IP's

I have file with IP address and netmask IP's my target is to cut the netmask IP's from the file_with_IPs.txt and paste them to another file as file_with_only_netmask_ips.txt remark - netmask IP can ...
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Detecting multihomed machine

Is there a way to reliably detect whether or not a machine is multi-homed? I'd like to be able to write a script that will return a true or false regarding that information.
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issue with how newly made gnome launchers work vs launchers rebuilt after a system boot. (title change for clarity)

This isnt so much a request for help as a curiosity of mine. I wrote this script to quickly pop up four terminal sessions and fill my screen, since so many of my current systems have things that come ...