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 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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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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Modify Default Group for new Users in Solaris 11

I would like to change the default group for new users which are added to the system. Does anybody know in which file this is stored? I'm using Solaris 11
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Installing GCC in Solaris_x86

I have tried Googling for my answer, but everyone is saying GCC is already installed on the Solaris Operating System. They said to add /usr/sfw/bin to your $PATH, which I did, and rebooted the ...
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Solaris 10, Shell Script, Cursor movement [closed]

#include <signal.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <sys/types.h> #include <time.h> void prtime() { time_t rawtime; struct tm * ...
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How can I identify the total files open by userid

Yesterday one of the users on our system had a poorly formed script that consumed all the space in one of our file systems. Through a lot of trial and error, I was able to identify the user and kill ...
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Solaris 10 modified time

In Solaris 8, when we access the file, the access time changes but modified time remains same. But in Solaris 10, we see that both access and modified time changes when accessing the file. We checked ...
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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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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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how obtain directory files info

I have the need to get information about a specific directory, basically I need to know the correlation between small, medium and big files. I came up with this: for i in K M G; do printf $i du ...
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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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Sending Emails from bash script in Solaris VM

I am trying to send emails using the following bash script: /bin/mail -s "#subject" "$emailto" < "$message" It works fine on my local machine but does not work on my VM. I looked it up and read ...
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ls and vim color on SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8

I want to use ls and vim with color on Sunos 5.8 SunOS 5.8 Generic_117350-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-2500 I have installed ls (GNU coreutils) 6.9 and vim 7.2 In ~/.cshrc: setenv TERM sun-color ...
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RAID 1 + 0, Solaris 10

I create the meta devices: metainit d102 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t2d0s6 metainit d103 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t3d0s6 metainit d104 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t4d0s6 metainit d105 1 1 /dev/dsk/c1t5d0s6 then I make the mirrors ...
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NIS+ Solaris 10, Master Server Setup

this is my first time with NIS+ Naming Service. I want to configure my host to be a master root server using this script /usr/lib/nis/nisserver -r -d doc.com. And I got this error: > ...
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Why does dladm rename-link fail with “invalid argument”?

I am running Solaris 11.1 (in a VM) and have two NICs installed. At a root console, if I type dladm show-phys, it lists net0 and net1 and some info for each. I want to name the links more ...
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How do I delete this folder in Solaris?

I am not sure how or when the below folder was created.. But I am unable to delete or open it.. bash-3.2$ cd '+%d-%m-%y' bash: cd: +%d-%m-%y: No such file or directory bash-3.2$ rm -f '+%d-%m-%y' ...
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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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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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Default value for SO_RCVTIMEO option on Solaris

Is there any way to find out what is the default value set for option SO_RCVTIMEO on Solaris 10? If there is a way to find out how would one go about changing it? P.S. I am aware of ability of ...
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bourne shell if [ -e $directory/file.$suffix ]

I've been looking inclusive I even checked the if manual for bash and tried in cli mode. #!/bin/sh CONFIG_DIR="/var/opt/SUNWldm/" read option if [ $option -eq 9 ]; then ret=1 elif [ -e ...
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Prompt “-bash-3.2$” 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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“Access denied” when logging to Solaris virtual machine using ssh

I have got a Solaris 10 on a VMware virtual machine in Windows. This is what I did: 1) Installed PuTTY. 2) Checked whether ssh is running or or not in my Solaris desktop as below: bash-3.00# ps ...
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Solaris 11 randomly crashed

I have a Solaris 11 machine that randomly crashed this morning. After physically restarting the machine, I noticed that all of the drives were marked with a Sense Key: Soft_Error both in dmesg and in ...
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Solaris 10, pkgtrans command

What is the difference between these two commands? 1. pkgtrans /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product /var/spool/pkg/stream.pkg all 2. pkgtrans -s /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product ...
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Solaris 10, useradd command

When I used useradd command to add a new user for my Solaris 10 System, I specify /home/user-name to be its home directory. but the command didn't run successfully, and when I put the ...
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How do I ensure that only one instance of my ksh script runs on Solaris using NFS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Unix commands can be used as a semaphore/lock? I have read many similar post and the solution seems to be to use flock. flock does not exist on my system and I ...
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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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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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file command + how to view all results from file command

I use the file command in order to verify if file (PATH) is text/ascii file or encrypted file Because file command have allot of results ( small example in example 1 ) I want to get the all ...
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flar archive creation

I'm facing issue, I need to perform a patch of a solaris flar image and all the commands take quite some time to perform it. To avoid me being in front of it I prepared a script that almost works ...
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targeted network speed over LAN

I have a Solaris 11 system which has several NFS exports which are accessed my other systems within my LAN. I use a Linux system as a client for testing. I wrote a quick script to test read speed and ...
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How to use “fuser” to get process list for nested folder while using with parent folder as argument?

I am using fuser command to get the list of processes accessing a folder. However if the process is working on a file present in a inner folder, executing fuser command on the parent does not provide ...
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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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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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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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Copying only differences?

I want to recursively copy one directory over another, however I only want to copy differences. The reason is that I'm doing this on Solaris on a volume which is snapshot, i.e. if I'm copying 100gig ...
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Including a date in a filename

Inside a directory, there are 150 files named like ABLIMITS.TXT. How do I rename them to ABLIMITS_date.txt prompting the user for date?
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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 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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linux/solaris + manipulation of Standard Output

I run the following line on linux/solaris machine ( all output will write in to /tmp/Log from application.bin ) ./application.bin 1>>/tmp/Log We can see the content of the /tmp/Log file ...
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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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Solaris + display file time stamp [year][month][day]

I have Solaris 10 machine I need to verify time stamp of some file in my Solaris machine And to get the following format [year][month][day] Example of working command on Linux ls -l ...
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Get a list of users with access to the host

I tried to go into /home and list all the subdirectories but it seems that all dirs that are not mine are hidden. I also tried cat /etc/passwd but that didn't list my very own ID I was logged in ...
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Can i update my commands( like awk,sed) to the latest release in solaris?

bash-3.00# awk '{print NR}' f1.txt 1 2 3 4 but FNR does not print anything. awk '{print FNR}' f1.txt the above line does not gives me any output,seems that the awk that i am having in my ...
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Linux + Solaris how to verify the last execute process from list of process

I need advice: How to verify which is the last scan_sys.sh process that run in my linux or solaris ? my target is to kill all scan_sys.sh process , except the latest scan_sys.sh ( the last execute ...
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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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ttyb serial port connectivity issues

I am having issues with a device connected to my Sun V440 ttyb serial port. How would I test the connectivity of the port to see if any data is moving across the connection? I am trying to see if the ...
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solaris + fit egrep for solaris

On Linux machines I use this syntax, in order to match all VALID ip's. My question: what needs to change for egrep command in order to run the egrep on Solaris? According to egrep manual page "-o" ...
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Make Apache view hidden files (Solaris)

Is it possible to make an Apache server like this Apache/1.3.41 Server at user.it.uu.se Port 80 display hidden files (i.e., those who start with a dot) in a specific directory? I have some ...