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

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Resize filesystem not managed by LVM

I have a 10GB lun from my SAN that I can create a filesystem on: mkfs -V jfs2 -o log=INLINE /dev/hdisk3 The size of the lun has been increased to 20GB. Is there any way to resize this filesystem? ...
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Shell Script basics for validating user credentials

Shell script that validates username and password. Checks the values if the data does not match.it should alert and again prompt for correct username and password instead of coming out to the terminal ...
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0711-317 ERROR: Undefined symbol

I am installing a C package named expat-2.1.0 in AIX 6.1 machine. While performing a gmake it popping the below output. /bin/sh ./libtool --silent --mode=compile gcc -std=gnu99 -I./lib -I. -g -O2 ...
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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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How to colorize the output using sed - no GNU tools available

I'm using a short alias in my .profile file to colorize the output of the sdiff command, just to make it easier to spot differences. The alias is like this: alias color_diff="sed 's/[|< |> ...
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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 - * ...
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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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Supported versions of Linux for AIX RPMs

I am trying NIMOL which comes with AIX and helps in handling os installation over network. First we need to install RPM from the AIX disc on the supported Linux machine. I have AIX 7.1 disc. I want ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Add a path in $PATH globally for every user

Do we have anyway to add a path globally so that each user gets it in $PATH. I want to add path of ANT so that each user doesn't need to add it in his $PATH variable.
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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. ...
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grep: can't open nohup.out

I am doing recursive grep (grep -r) but it is failing saying grep: can't open nohup.out How to make it going and grep in all directories. I have some idea about nohup but I am not interested in it. ...
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AIX 7.1 su root password bug?

In our AIX 7.1 machine there is a weird bug we've ran into.. If you are logged into the AIX box via SSH as a regular user and you try to su - you get prompted for the password, lets say our password ...
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PuTTY - Stack variables not updating on null line

This is going to be a bit of an odd issue to explain. I'm fairly new to terminal communication as well, being that it is way before my time, so if I mess up any terminology I apologize in advance. ...
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ls -l output difference between files and directories?

I looked at IBM's site and read the definition for ls -l, but could not find an answer to my question. When issuing an ls -l command on AIX, what is the explanation for the different 'file size' ...
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How to install Lex on AIX 7.1

I would like to install OpenMotif on an AIX 7.1, but it gave an error of missing lex. How can I install lex on AIX 7.1? Where can I find the package for it? I got the following error when installing ...
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AIX user with root privilege

how to create user having similar privileges as root in aix? I have tried to set admin=true attribute for my user but no luck. root's Password: # chuser admin=true nx3 # exit $ su nx3 nx3's ...
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what is the default path for sudo command

What is the default path of sudo command? I checked in some linux flavours and some solaris flavours, it is /usr/bin/sudo If a solaris machine is not bundled with sudo, Where it will get installed ...
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Defaulting file permissions for any file being kept in a specific folder

I'm Using AIX. I have a folder owned by me. Permissions for the folder are 777. That means anyone can keep their files in this folder. But I want the files to be kept only with 777 permissions. But ...
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Delete old log files in AIX

I am trying write a script to delete old log files in \var\log\applog\nmon on my AIX system. We usually get alerts that the file system is almost full and at the moment delete old files by hand. So ...
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Setting timezone in AIX

The timezone is set to "CET" but date displays CEST $ echo TZ CET $ date Tue Apr 16 15:56:57 CEST 2013 Noticed the timezone on another similar system is "CET0" (not sure what the 0 means here!). ...
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Using find with -exec gzip and grep

I have a bunch of zipped up log files and I want to search them all for a string. I tried this but it's not working: find ./ -name "*.log.zip" -exec gzip -dc {} | grep ERROR \; It's giving me: ...
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install python on AIX no root

I found the python version is old on our cluster. How to install python on AIX without root? Could you provide some guidance. Thanks.
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How should I install Mercurial on AIX 6.5 without root privilege?

Is there a way to install Mercurial on AIX 6.5 without root? I'm a physics student and am developing code on the IBM cluster in our college and don't have root privilege. Several weeks ago I decided ...
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apache httpd libapr linking .a .so

Problem I need to compile and install an Apache module on AIX 6.1. This is the module A. The Apache module is available only as source. I manageg to compile the source and the .so module was ...
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Connect to AIX via SSH

I have to connect the AIX machine through Linux via SSH command and i m not able to figure out how to connect. Can anybody help me with the command. Thanks, Vivek
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Resolving an alias to a remote server [closed]

I have what I think is called an IP alias, which is used to access a Windows file server from a Unix server. The path on Unix looks something like: /folder/file.txt which is somehow resolved as: ...
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Unable to login AIX via putty, but able to ping

I am working on an intranet. I have some AIX servers, and I use to login them via putty. It works fine from some workstations, but I am not able to login from one of my windows workstation. I get ...
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Symbolic link for log files on AIX

I have an AIX 5.3 and I need to point the /var/mylogs/trace directory at another /mydir/temp When I use the symbolic link syntax; ln -s /mydir/temp /var/mylogs/trace In /var/mylogs/trace I get a ...
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How to inherit file permission from folder permissioin in AIX?

We have two users with two different groups: User psoft is attached to psoftgrp group. User db2 is attached to db2grp group. There is a common folder called FILES with 777 permission owned by ...
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How to drop the caches on AIX?

I am running a series of tests from a script that have a habit of running a box out of memory. The simple solution on other linux boxes is to echo "3" > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches but this command ...
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Would a user with admin=true and root have the same privileges on AIX?

Does a user in /etc/security/user with the parameter admin set to true (admin = true) have the same privileges as the root user? According to IBM (full information here): admin Defines the ...
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aix 5.3 cannot execute or load .profile automatically when login

I am using AIX 5.3, after I login as an Oracle user, I got a prompt to ask me to give the oracle home directory. If I manually type in ". .profile", it would work. My AIX team has built this new ...