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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Solaris have an equivalent to /etc/ld.so.conf?

I compiled a package for Solaris 11 Express that has some library dependencies, which I also compiled from source and installed in the usual /usr/local. (And Solaris doesn't even have /usr/local ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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List direct symbolic links (links that don't point to another symlink)

I need to make a list of all direct symbolic links in a directory, i.e. symbolic links that point to another file which is not a symbolic link. I tried to do it this way: for i in $(ls -1A); do ...
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Solaris 10 system - used disc space keeps on increasing even after deleting the directory

I deleted a directory on slice mmf but it came back - the size is still same and also it keeps increasing. The reason for deleting the directory is that I couldn't find the process linked to creating ...
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Nexenta bash script uses /usr/sun/bin/sed instead of /usr/bin/sed

I'm using a script for Linux and for Solaris (Nexenta). This line works on Linux, but not on solaris (but when run from shell it works): cat "pg_hba.conf" | sed "0,/^local/{s/md5/trust/}" The ...
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SELinux context of files mounted from a Solaris server

Something I'm attempting to run in RHEL6 fails as a result of SELinux. The problem is temporarily easily solved with "setenforce 0". However turning SELinux off entirely isn't an option in my case. ...
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Configuring DNS resolver failover timeout

We have all of our systems set up to do internal DNS to a local name server and a secondary name server so that in the event the local DNS server is down they should go over the WAN to the secondary ...
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How can a non-root user check if a FS has been exported to a server?

Consider I am on server1 logged in as a non-root user. How do I check if a NAS FS has been exported onto the server SERVER1? I have already tried the below commands. bash-3.2$ dfshares SERVER1 nfs ...
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Why are the UIDs in Solaris so very high? Is it alright to use lower numbers?

I'm going to try out Solaris 11, and was wondering why the default UIDs for new users are so ridiculously high - e.g. starting at 65534 and then dropping downwards (65533, 65532, ...)? Is there a good ...
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What process is sending TCP SYNs on Solaris 10?

Some process on my Solaris 10 machine is sending TCP SYNs to a remote machine. The remote machine never responds, so the connection is not established. How do I find out what process is initiating ...
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How to shut down or reboot a machine? [on different OSes]

What parameters do the "shutdown" command [or other command?] NEED, TO BE SURE that the machine reboots or shuts down for SURE? e.x.: version for Linux: # cat /etc/SuSE-release SUSE Linux ...
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How can I kill process by specific name and exclude root processes

Not a long time ago we found out about pkill and we had in mind to start using it in a setuid (for root) script for global clean-up of processes. This could save us lots of stupid maintenance where ...
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how to grep complex hierarcy?

I have a file as:- start apple 1 a 2 b 3 c start orange 4 a 5 b start mango 1 a start a/b/c 5 z end 4 b end 6 c end start banana 3 c end 4 d 5 e end I want the output as :- 1 apple/a 2 apple/b 3 ...
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List all open '.log' files in *nix

There are times as a system administrator, you might not be sure of the log file paths of a new application. Depending on the system, there may be multiple ways to find the same. Please share the ...
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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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Bash vs ksh pipes

I am stuck with some problems with my scripts in ksh. FWIW the problem which I am unable to overcome is that when I use a structure such as this command | while read VAR1 do many.commands using ...
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Why does sendmail work differently in different shells?

The following code works when I directly run it in bash shell: SUBJECT="SUBJECT-"`date`; MAIL_FROM="abc@site.com"; MAIL_TO="abc@site.com"; MAIL_CC="abc@site.com"; MAIL_FILE="/path/of/html/body.html"; ...
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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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How to ensure that anonymous FTP has been disabled on a Solaris 10 system?

What line in which configuration files in the /etc/ftpd directory do I have to check to ensure that anonymous FTP has been disabled? From my understanding now, to ensure that anonymous FTP is ...
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How to exclude a list of full directory paths in find command on Solaris

(Duplicated from Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7854975/how-to-exclude-a-list-of-full-directory-paths-in-find-command-on-solaris) I have a very specific need to find unowned files ...
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How to enable (format) a disk in SunOS then add it to a DiskGroup?

SERVER # vxdisk list DEVICE TYPE DISK GROUP STATUS c1t0d0s2 auto:none - - online invalid c1t1d0s2 auto:none - - ...
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Solaris swap allocation with mlocked shared memory

I'm having a hard time understanding how Solaris 10 x86 swap allocations work in the presence of mlocked share memory. I wrote a small program that: Gets a 1G SHM segment (shmget) Attaches it to ...
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On Solaris 7 Box trying to get X Record Extension Library to work using x11vnc

Does Xsun support this extension? Im on a Solaris Sparc Ultra 2 SunOs 5.7. x11vnc version: 0.9.9
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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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ps command not giving output in home directory

I am logging into a solaris server, switching to bash, then switching to another user "sruser" and switching to bash. /home/batch/sruser/ is the home directory of the user "sruser". The issue is ps ...
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How to increase server load?

I am attempting to stress a server as much as I can before it goes into production. I’m using Jmeter and have been able to add a little more stress by modifying scripts. I’ve also modified JVM ...
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How call a function inside another function

I'm working actually in a shell script to monitor a server resources. I have a function and I want to know how can I call a second function inside the main one. Example: funct mainfunct(){ echo ...
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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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GDB hangs forever on Solaris

GDB seems to hang everytime when I try run command from gdb prompt. When I ran ps, there are two gdb processes that have been spawned and pstack reveals the following - ...
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Install Solaris 8 on Qemu-SPARC

I've been struggling with installing Solaris 8 Sparc-32bit on Qemu for a while. So far I've viewed several sites with instructions on how to install Solaris-sparc32bit on Qemu. But only yesterday was ...
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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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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 ...