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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X11 confusion with windows/solaris/windows config

I am struggling with X11 forwarding .... I use a Windows 7 laptop to Putty onto a Sun T2000 running Solaris 10. I have got ssh -> X11 -> X11 Forwarding ticked but nothing in the the X display ...
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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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Getting ZFS to list the physical disks in a zpool

Should be easy .... zpool status -l rpool or zpool status -v or so I thought . My issue is we're running Solaris 10 on a HP DL380 G5 and I suspect the non native hardware is confusing things. We ...
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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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capture log of ufsdump when backup to stdout

I am backing a file system with ufsdump. In order to gain space in the remote file system I backup to stdout then pipe the output to compress. I find is more efficient that backuping up and then ...
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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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DNS configuration in Solaris 10

Am a noob in Solaris, trying to learn Solaris and FreeBSD in best possible way. Kindly guide me accordingly. Am trying to create DNS server on Solaris 10 in VirtualBox. Steps which I did. Step I ...
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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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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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Why apache binaries built with gcc 64-bits are mixed 32 and 64 bits?

On Solaris 10 I built gcc 4.9.0 for 64 bit. At least I thought I did. I'm building an Apache based stack, and other prerequisite tools. If I build apache file shows a 64bit httpd: file ...
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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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Solaris Home/End keys not working like Debian / Ubuntu

I'm using putty for connecting to a solaris system. I'm just a user (no root access). All what I know about the system is Oracle Corporation SunOS 5.11 11.1 January 2014 My ...
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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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Delete n minutes old file in solaris

Can some one please tell me how to delete n minutes old files in Solaris? My find does not -mmin option.
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How can I check what version of the VI editor I have?

How can I check what version of the vi editor I have? What's the best way to upgrade it or install vim on Solaris?
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Unable to mount a UFS filesystem from Sparc Solaris to x86_64 Linux

I have a requirement to copy a very large amount of data from a Solaris 9 (Sparc) system to a SLES11 (x84_64) system. The Solaris system is quite old, and transferring the data over the network will ...
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iostat error counters on Solaris

In a Solaris system i use iostat -E and kstat to identify faulted disks. My problem is that I don't know if the problem is on disk, on controller, on bus or on the filesystem layer (ZFS). The key is ...
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“NFS <server> not responding still trying” error timestamp

Sometime while my putty session is connected to server, it gets this NFS error. Note the server is Solaris 11 based. NFS server <server> not responding still trying NFS server <server> ...
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ZFS datasets attribute inheritance

I have a ZFS filesystem on a Solaris system. In one pool I have an ISCSI share and an NFS share. zfs list tank 1,01G 2,88G 24,0K /tank tank/nfs 24,0K 2,88G ...
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Simulate the remote host identification warning [duplicate]

I need to simulate the warning: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING ...
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Return code is always 0 after running echo “\$ macroName ” | ftp -i mymachine

I cannot seem to retrieve a non-zero return code when calling the ftp macro. It doesn't matter what errors are encountered during the ftp macro execution e.g. directory doesn't exist, file doesn't ...
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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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update openssh and openssl on solaris

I got a nexenta system, I updated openssl to 1.0.1j, which I compiled from source code. I updated openssh to 6.7, from source code as well, and I get this: root@cteraportal:/root# openssl version ...
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Will a shell script execute in Solaris? if not, which is the fastest way to make it compatible

I have written a shell script with #!/bin/sh shebang. I've heard that it won't work alongside with Solaris. And that I have to write a korn shell script. But in one of the threads an individual ...
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What is the meaning of every column when executing psig command?

I try to use psig command to track signal dispositions of a process on Solaris: bash-3.2# psig 3109 3109: bash HUP caught termsig_sighandler 0 ...
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Solaris disk failed, how to remove it?

I have a system with Solaris 10. One of the internal disks is broken: c0t0d0s2 auto:sliced rootdisk1_1 rootdg online c0t0d0s2 - c0t1d0s2 auto - ...
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getting system level error in solaris system

I am getting below errors, what does it means? Oct 19 01:02:25 amra02 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@7c,0/pci10de,377@f/pci1077,142@0/fp@0,0/disk@w5006016841e00513,0 (sd6): Oct 19 ...
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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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How to clean up response files for Solaris packages?

Looking for advice on best way to determine unused entries (or alternatively, used entries) within response files for Solaris packages. Reason is that there are some response files that have suspect ...
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Terminating SSH called from a script (SIGPIPE handling?)

so I was wondering why there are some hanging SSH connection left from some of my automated scripts and I came to a weird issue - SSH, if used without PTY, doesn't terminate when the output pipe gets ...
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How to change behavior from cyclic windows toggling to the latest windows toggling on solaris

In solaris OS, when pressing alt-tab, it cycles the opened windows. Can I change the behavior to toggle the lastest opened windows as the M$ OS does. That is, how can I toggle between the two most ...
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How to create a hardlink to a directory in Solaris?

I started to study the Solaris in my university. Teacher told me to do a hardlink to a directory. And he said that I can not to use mount command. For example: # mount -F lofs /dir1/dir2 ...
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bc behaves differently on Solaris and Linux

I have the following problem that I have not resolved for a long time now. We have a Linux (x86_64 GNU/Linux) server and a Solaris (SunOS 5.10 i86pc Solaris) server where I work. On the linux server, ...
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shellshock solution for nexenta/solaris

I'm trying to solve the shellshock issue on my system: SunOS localhost 5.11 NexentaOS_134f i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris # bash --version GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (i386-pc-solaris2.11) ...
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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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patch bash at sunos5.7

Refer:shellshock solution for nexenta/solaris post for shellshock solution may I confirm the command is method1: /usr/local/bin/curl \ https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bash/bash-3.2-patchs/bash32-001 ...
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sed + find value before word in line

How can I find the value before the word "free"? top -n1 | grep Mem Mem: 2054968k av, 2034120k used, 20848k free, 0k shrd, 186768k buff First I tried top -n1 | grep ...
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Replace $ with £ using cat Command

I have file test_output_archive.svd with some Dollar signs ($). I have generated a shell script Replace_dollar_pound.sh with cat command to replace dollar symbol with Pound (£) script is working on ...
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Does VI v4.0 on Solaris 2.5.0 have a command history

I normally use VIM but have to fiddle with files in VI. Does the vi on Solaris 2.5 have history I can recall to re-use commands? It's a pain to retype complete lines sometimes. In VIM I can go ESC, ...
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How to get the Physical memory usage in Solaris using commandline

I need to show physical memory statistics in Solaris, like total memory, used and free memory. Don't want to create a script, so is it possible to get all these details using commandline only?
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How to restore the default signal processing behavior on Solaris?

I have found the signal processing behavior on my Solaris 10 is changed. For example, when I Ctrl+C, the program can't exit. Use psig to check the signal processing behavior: HUP default INT ...
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Solaris 10 : command to copy text to the clipboard. (command line)

I'm searching a command to copy text to the clipboard. xclip and xsel are commands which are available on several Linux and Unix OS-es, but is unfortenuately not available on solaris 10. ...
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Is it possible to install gtkdialog on solaris system

Is it possible to install GTKDIALOG on Solaris system?? If somebody has it, let me know
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Executing user defined function in a find -exec call

I'm on Solaris 10 and I have tested the following with ksh (88), bash (3.00) and zsh (4.2.1). The following code doesn't yield any result: function foo { echo "Hello World" } find somedir -exec ...
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How to modify ENV in Solaris 10 [duplicate]

I wanted to edit the contents of environment when entering this "ENV" in terminal. I googled this but so far none of the solution offered works in my end. The closes solution that i got was to edit ...
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Solaris 11: How to use ILB to create HA loadbalancer across two backend servers?

I'm attempting to use Solaris 11's ILB to create a loadbalancer across two backend DNS servers. Here's my requirements: Two external IPs: .XXX.YYY, .XXX.ZZZ - these are the DNS IP's that our clients ...
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Will there ever be a Solaris 12?

I'm not trying to be inflammatory with this question! I can't any statements though from Oracle regarding the future of Solaris, and wondered if there were any press releases or official notification ...
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Stat usage in truss command?

I want to get the access time and modification time of the file in unix solaris machine. The `stats command was not found in that solaris machine. Could you please suggest which is the alternative ...
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Global variable for every script

I want to declare a variable in such way that every script can access and alter its value. I have written a script that set the value of a variable called flag on exit and I am using a crontab entry ...
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Debugging a Solaris network issue

I'm running a Solaris 11 x86 file server. The file-server part is ZFS + Samba. It's been up running for three or four years now without major problems. The Samba shares start out visible to other ...