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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vmstat shows incorrect processor idle time

To begin with OS: IBM AIX #oslevel 5.3.0.0 lparstat #lparstat System configuration: type=Shared mode=Uncapped smt=On lcpu=12 mem=12288 psize=16 ent=3.00 %user %sys %wait %idle physc %entc ...
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tar command - how to extract one file to specific directory

Is there a way to extract a single file from a tar file to a specific directory? In fact, I am dealing with a .tgz file so, I am attempting something like this : gunzip -c mytargzfile.tgz | tar xvf - ...
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AIX : retrieving previous command using up arrow

I know about set -o vi and k and j combinations. I want to map these to up arrow and down arrow so that I can use AIX(ksh prompt) just like bash . Any suggestions?
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PS command ouput with fixed width for each column

I want to run command "/usr/ucb/ps auxww" on solaris to extract SZ and RSS values. For some processes these values are not showing and mixing with %MEM value as shown below. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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Memory consumption when running multiple copies of a process on a UNIX AIX server

On a UNIX AIX server if I start multiple copies of the same process will memory be allocated for the code, data and stack for each copy of the process ?
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AIX: find non-empty directories

In many unix systems, you could do something like find . -type d ! -empty In an AIX system, -empty doesn't seem to be recognized. Any ideas on how I could do the same thing?
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What is the old AIX & RS/6000 console font?

I'm sick of Lucida Console font on my putty sessions. I used to love whatever font was employed on IBM rs/6000 consoles. Does anyone know the name of that font and if it is available (and usable) ...
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How do I monitor or view the thread count of a certain process on AIX?

How do I monitor or view the thread count of a certain process on AIX?