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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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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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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Is there an equivalent command for kctune | grep max_thread_proc in SunOS and AIX?

I need to find the maximum threads per processor in the following systems. So far 1. Redhat Linux -> cat /proc/sys/kernel/threads-max 2. HPUX 11.31 [ia64] -> kctune | grep max_thread_proc ...
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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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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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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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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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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 doesn'...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 psoft....
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How do I get AIX Tapeutil to list the contents of a tape I backed up?

I can't figure out how to get tapeutil to list the contents of a tape that I just backed up. tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 unmount tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 mount ${TODAY} tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 erase tar -cvf /...
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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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 created,...
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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 ...