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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Overlapping lines in AIX 5.3

When I type commands and hit enter my cursor line for some reason appears on the the second line from the end of the output: tomcat [server] /home/tomcat: ls -l total 24 -rwxr-x--- 1 tomcat dev ...
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Is it possible to log the commands executed on AIX to syslog?

As above, is there a syslog facility to capture users' activities in AIX? Or can this be done only through shell configurations (i.e. command history)?
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AIX: a hotspare hdisk not changing the status to rebuilding

Using AIX 5.3 with TL12 I have configured a hdisk as hostspare in one vg. When I pulled a disk from the same vg it shows missing but the hotspare will never goes to rebuilding state. Your help in ...
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Two IBM Websphere MQ Questions

o/s IBM AIX 5.3 WMQ Version 6.0 Question1: Replicating a queue manager and its queues - Is it OK to copy over contents of /var/mqm from one server to the other and expect everything to work fine? ...
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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?