AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced "ay eye ex") is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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Printing date range in AIX

I'm trying to print date range in AIX. I'm not able to use 'date' in AIX properly. I've tried some solutions suggested in Stack overflow. Nothing worked. Please find the error and code below and I can'...
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SFTP setup between two sites between windows and AIX server

I have Server running Windows 2008 with SFTP service in site A. I have another site B having an AIX server with Network storage attached and SFTP service enabled. Couple of questions: How can I ...
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How to set Window Format new line in AIX Java? [migrated]

java -Dline.separator=$'\r\n' this doesn't work. the txt file would append exactly the word "$\r\n I set in line.separator. Anyone could help? Thanks a lot.
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How to Identify automount mount path

I need to know all the mount points monitored by autofs/automount. I came across "automount -m" to dumpmaps and "/etc/init.d/autofs status" in the older versions. But these commands doesn't work ...
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AIX cut the file size from the ls -l output

Given the 2 lines from the ls -l command: ls -l /text*.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1307250 Jun 01 10:44 text1.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 697 Jun 01 10:30 text2.txt How can ...
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redirect output from COM1 on windows to a remote file on unix

Im trying to send the output from COM1 on my windows machine to a file on my aix server but its not working, so far i have tried commands like this: type com1: | plink -v hostname -l username -pw ...
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What is the difference between RSS and SZ?

I'm trying to monitor the memory usage of an application through: ps aux | grep db2fmp | grep $USER | grep -v grep | awk '{print $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $6}' and got the following result for instance: ...
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Can SU group be used on Suse as it is AIX?

I'm the admin of a large AIX environment. I utilize the SU Group attribute for users to determine who can access root, even if they know the password. If they are not in the root group then access is ...
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AIX service account - how to find who is locking it

I have a non-expiring service account on an AIX server. I use the account to connect to my database. Every couple of weeks some user or task tries to connect to the account with the wrong password, ...
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How can I send email with attachment xls file using shell script as application/xls mimetype without making the received file becoming unreadable

#!/bin/bash ATTACH1=file.xls<br> SUBJECT="subj"<br> FROM=me@domain.com<br> TO=you@domain.com<br> CC=them@domain.com<br> MIME="Application/vnd.ms-excel" <br> FILE=$...
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Critical : ITM6 : LZIOS_BP_PRCMissing_NoTPM_C : Critical Process matching TPM (/opt/tivoli/ep/_jvm/jre/bin/java.*) missing

Can anyone tell me why the below alert occurred on the linux servers? Critical : ITM6 : LZIOS_BP_PRCMissing_NoTPM_C : Critical Process matching TPM (/opt/tivoli/ep/_jvm/jre/bin/java.*) missing And ...
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AIX: meaning of lslpp type-column

Running lslpp -L yields the following (shortened) output: Fileset Level State Type Description (Uninstaller) -----------------------------------------------------------------...
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AIX - Memory space error when running script

I run the following: for i in `ls -ld /u03/sss/| awk '{print $9}'` do echo $i for j in `find $i -name "*.gz" | grep $send_sysdate` do count=`gunzip -c $j | wc -l` sum5=`expr $sum5 + $count` done ...
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Is it possible to make UNIX FTP client and CentOS VSFTPD server working together?

I have a UNIX bull AIX client with ftp installed and a CentOS 6.2 server with vsftpd installed. Can the client connect to the server ? Cause it seems that the vsftpd server is refusing all ...
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Cannot Suspend vi with Ctrl-Z

It's on an AIX 6.1 connected via PuTTY 0.65. If I open a file and hit Ctrl-Z then. It works 1st. But when I switch back and hit Ctrl-Z again. A square cursor jumps to the bottom. I can type something ...
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String replacement shell script on AIX

I am using AIX, and there is not an -i option available in the version of sed I am using: sed: illegal option -- i Usage: sed [-n] Script [File ...] sed [-n] [-e Script] ... [-f Script_file] ...
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Extract filename from file using shell script

I have a text file which has the following line: /u/tux/abc/spool/frtbla_mcdetc_0000149099_20101126135009990_1.tif I want to extract frtbla_mcdetc_0000149099_20101126135009990_1.tif; the word after ...
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AIX - how to change user shell to bash?

I want to know how I can run bash automatically when I log into my AIX server. How can I do that without having to type bash every time I log into my AIX server?
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AIX 7.1 Create another user with equal privileges as root and then disable root user

I've got a weird, stupid question. I've used linux for a long time, but I know AIX is different in certain places, so my question is if I wanted to disable the root user at least from remote login I ...
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AIX lspath doesn't show any output

root@xxxxx:/>lspath root@xxxxx:/>lspath -l hdisk20 lspath: 0514-538 Cannot perform the requested function because the specified device does not support multiple paths. root@xxxxx:/>...
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Verify current routing table matches AIX ODM

My task is to verify that all current routes will be preserved after a reboot of AIX 6.1 and 7.1 systems, i.e., I want to verify the system will reboot and build the current routing table with a ...
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Can I manually replace password hashes in the AIX /etc/security/passwd file?

Can I safely replace the password hash in the AIX /etc/security/passwd file? Are there any AIX quirks that would stand in the way of me just using vi to replace the hash? I want to consolidate the ...
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AIX 5.3 Tar - Exctact to a different directory

I am trying to extract a untar a file to a different directory on a AIX 5.3 box tar -xvf -C /tmp/ ./MyFile.tar tar: -C: No such file or directory tar -C /tmp -xvf ./MyFile.tar Usage: tar {c|r|t|u|...
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Using chuser and stopudt without root

I am trying to create a user account that can preform certain commands via command line without having to login as root. The commands I want to run are stopudt, chuser, chpasswd. What I have tried is ...
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Password less ssh AIX Linux

I tried to configure password less SSH from AIX to Linux. I executed the command. scp .ssh/id_rsa.pub root@10.170.163.74:/root/.ssh/authorized_keys When I execute the command and try to connect ...
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cd to newest directory

Not strictly bash, but rather Bourne shell if possible. How can I programmatically cd to the newest directory? I want to install the latest package of whatever software, which is located in the newest ...
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How to execute code directly from CVS repository hosted on another server in AIX (Unix )?

We are trying to set CVS for version control. I have question regarding code execution from CVS repository. We have two servers. Let's call them Server A which hosts CVS repository and Server B ...
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Cron jobs on IBM i 7.1

I just found out today that on an IBM i system I am able to use SSH to get to a Unix-like terminal (AIX/PASE) and would like to use this to schedule automated tasks using crontab. Does anyone know if ...
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How to store password for switch user in my .profile

I usually connect to my AIX server using putty via my regular account and then do "su - otherAccount". This way I've to enter password twice, one for my account and one for the otherAccount. I've ...
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AIX 6.1 won't boot, I need support for make a report of incident

As I wrote the issue is now solved, but I don't understand what happened and how I've solved it! Now I have to report to my boss what exactly happened. Yesterday, after a task for tuning the ...
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Zero sized tar.gz file found inside a tar.gz file

My current directory contains a single file like this- $ls -l -rw-r--r-- 1 root staff 8 May 28 09:10 pavan Now, I want to tar and gzip this file like $tar -cvf - * 2>/dev/...
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bash autocompletion + command history using sudosh on AIX

We configured sudosh on AIX as login shell with /usr/bin/bash as their default shell. All is working fine except bash autocompletion and command history are not working anymore. TAB is TAB, arrows ...
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Is there a way to show “File not found” or a message alike when using the `find` command?

I'm trying to check the existence of several files, without knowing in advance where the files are located. So, I thought of find as the de facto utility to do this... It works as expected, but the ...
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XCOFF32 object files are not allowed in 64-bit mode while installing Crypt-SSLeay-0.65_02

I am installing a Perl package Crypt-SSLeay-0.65_02 in an AIX 6.1 system but while performing perl Makefile.PL getting the following error. The test suite can attempt to connect to public servers to ...
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vi Error | Out of memory saving lines for undo - try using ed

While executing the following command on a large file: vi largeFile.log I get the following error: Out of memory saving lines for undo - try using ed My environment is: AIX6 I cannot add any ...
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UNIX command for deleting / removing files on today's date

I want to remove all the files in the directory I am in currently in that were created today. So if today is April 3rd then the UNIX commond I am asking for would remove someFile2, someFile3, ...
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Not able to reference softlinks in a script

we have couple of softlinks to scripts a directory in our current directory. Let's take we have two softlinks , script1 and script2. We are referencing script2 from within a script1 like below. . ...
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What is the AIX's `ps -T PID` equivalent for Linux?

I really like the way ps -T PID works on AIX. It shows you a nice tree of processes in the right side, and their PID, PPID and other info in the left side. In AIX docs, the -T flag reads Displays ...
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Are files in /tmp cleaned up by the operating system?

I have a script that generates log files that I place under /tmp I run it on Linux RedHat, Ubuntu, Solaris and AIX. I'm wondering I have to clean the logs periodically by myself (e.g. after 14 days) ...
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Filesystem unmounted after machine reboot

I'm having some problems last weekend according to various filesystems are unmounted on monday morning, having them mounted and running the work days before. During the weekend the machine reboot but ...
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list out owned file/directories and change its permissions

Can anyone please tell how can I change files/directories owned by me only. below is the command that list out files/directories owned by me find . -user <username>
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editing string using sed or grep

first of all please execuse my ignorance on UNIX. I am quite new. I have lot many sql files that contains following string ${DB_USERNAME}.${TABLE_NAME} Can anyone please tell me how could I change ...
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Injecting a keypress into a tool started by a bash script

I'm writing a bash script to gather some informations about disks and then start the 'nmon' tool to monitor only those specific disks. I start the nmon tool out of the bash script (with -g). To get ...
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What's the name of the file system of the operating system in UNIX\Linux?

Is that correct to assume that the operating system is ALWAYS placed in /usr in all kinds of UNIX and Linux? I'm writing a script that has to check the free space in the operating system's file ...
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How do you extract a file using tar in AIX?

On a NORMAL Unix distro, tar zxvf works but seems like my machine has some super old version of tar that doesn't have the right parameters. -bash-3.00$ tar zxvf qemu-1.7.0.tar.bz2 Usage: tar -{c|r|t|...
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How to do sudo apt-get on an AIX machine

I don't understand this AIX. How do I do sudo apt-get on AIX? -bash-3.00$ sudo -bash: sudo: command not found -bash-3.00$ apt-get -bash: apt-get: command not found
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How to install a Virtual Machine that runs Ubuntu OS on an AIX machine?

I have access to an AIX machine: -bash-3.00$ uname -snlrvmaxupfFM AIX xxxx 109286105 3 5 00068392D900 powerpc IBM,8204-E8A IBM,036568392 040183749F887601 040183749F887600 How could I install an ...
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SSH Issue on AIX 6.1

I recently upgraded the openssl version on AIXX 6.1 server. The install went fine. But now I'm unable to start new ssh sessions from puty to the server and I'm getting the error "Connection Refused"....
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666 permission even after making umask= 0000

I made my umask = 0000. However when I am creating a file it has 666 permission. Although directories get 777 , that's alright. Also my aim is to create file/dir with permissions 774, I guess umask ...
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IBM AIX: How do I set up SSH X forwarding on an unprivileged user with no home?

Long story short: I have an AIX server where my user is unprivileged and has no home directory, and it is not easy to fix this because OS-level management of this server is outside of my jurisdiction. ...