ksh, short for Korn Shell, is a Unix shell developed in the early 1980s.

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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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KShell script skips commands when scheduled in cron

I have a Kshell script which executes a java program. /path/to/java -jar jarfile.jar some parameters > log Same line 5 times with different parameters appending output to log file. cat log | mail -...
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Unix find not working with a wildcard in the path when ssh'ing

This command with a * in the find path works fine on the local server Svr1$ find /path/*/foo/ -name "*20160208" When I try this remotely from another server it doesn't work Svr2$ ssh Svr1 find '/...
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Using wildcard in unix find command's path

This command with a * in the find path works fine on the local server Svr1$ find /path/*/foo/ -name "*20160208" When I try this remotely from another server it doesn't work Svr2$ echo $Pswd|ssh ...
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Fold on “short form of here document”

Apologies for the x-post from stackoverflow, but there appear to be views of [notepad++] here. According to the man ksh or man bash page (RHEL 6.6.0) <<< word is the equivalent of: <&...
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With KSH, how to convert “12345” to “1.2.3.4.5?”

With KSH, if I have a string 12345 and I want to it be converted to 1.2.3.4.5, how can I do that? I tried to use cut but it's not straightforward. echo "12345" | cut -c1
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Assign Substr of a string to a variable

I am new to unix script. i am asked to modify a ksh script. it requires i assign a substring of a string to another variable. I tried below and its not working GET_OLDEST_FILE=`ls -ltr *$...
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Interactive Script; Prompt within a loop

How do I prompt a user for input from a shell script (ksh) within a loop in which a file is read? The script reads in a file. In each loop pass the user will be asked if he wants to cancel or not? ...
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Issues using scp to copy a file in Unix

I have a script where i need to get the cksum of the files in a directory from another host. I was able to do ssh to another host and create the file.txt. what i need to do now is to scp the file ...
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unix - sort content of two folders then compare using diff command

How do I sort contents of two different folders before comparing those two directories using diff?
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What is the difference between “elif” and “else if” in shell scripting?

I am very new to shell scripting. When I look at some code, written for ksh (#!/bin/ksh) I see there is else if as well as elif used in one script. So, what is the difference between else if and ...
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Pipe standard error to file and keep it on standard error?

I have a script (fragment) for which I'm logging output and standard error: #!/bin/sh #... { date "+%Y-%m-%d %T" cd $workdir ls -ltr validfile badfile #example command that provides stdout, ...
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ksh script using if break statements

I have a script file that has the server details like set -A SERVERGRPS SERVERS_CA SERVERS_NY set -A CA ca126 ca546 ca 642 set -A NY ny112 ny113 ny114 now I have to write a another script which ...
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using sed to replace 1 line with a multi-line variable in ksh

I have the following text in a file: XXXX NNNN YYYY NNNN ZZZZ NNNN I want to replace the NNNN to make it look like this: XXXX NNNN DUTY FORECASTER: YYYY NNNN DUTY FORECASTER: ZZZZ NNNN ...
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Solaris: a simple script does not work, single command does

In my Solaris Illumos, I run a simple script: update_drv -a -i '[myhardware]' [driver] svcadm disable stmf svccfg import /mypath/myconfig svcadm enable stmf It does not work and gives me no ...
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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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Infinite loop in Terminal (ksh) to launch commands

I'm trying to create a loop in terminal to launch every second during the execution of an script the following command. I don't want to create the loop in .sh script file, i'm trying to do in the ...
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Using a while loop to read a file, randomly stops reading the file in the middle [closed]

I have a small section of code that reads a file, $FUNCTION_FILE which contains a list of function names in the format: func1 func2 func3 It will read a line, run the function, and repeat until the ...
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Does “ulimit -Su” limit the number of user processes created in interactive login subshells and tmux sessions created therein?

A few months ago, I wrote a set of bash scripts utilizing tmux to create a simple IDE on an AIX 7.1 server. There is a bug in one of my scripts that will sometimes generate user processes very rapidly ...
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Convert Month Number to Month Name

Is there a way to convert month number to name with a script? example: 2013-10-22 will become Oct 22 Thanks. BTW, I don't have the GNU date and my OS is AIX.
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Store the filename of the extracted file in a text file

what is the best way to store the filename of an extracted file in a text file? I have a script that extract a single file from a tar file and then I need to store the name extracted file to a txt ...
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ksh double quotes and variables

It's a KSH problems. I have encounter some problems with variables and quotation marks today. Order doesn't matter, although i cannot read the scripts but only execute it. SomeScripts.sh "First=...
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Extract a single file from a tar file to another directory

I have a tar file and I need to extract a single file from it and put it to another directory. I tried this but it gives an error message. It did extract the file but not to the directory that I want ...
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Adding a month to an input date in unix

I need to write a script that asks user for an input date. Then I need to add a month to that date or at least 30 days. Example: Date: 2009-05-12 I need to get 2009-06-12 this code is not working: ...
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How to read aliases in a ksh script

I have some global aliases defined in my ~/.profile file. To read them from a bash script, I'd use: shopt -s expand_aliases source ~/.profile However, in ksh this does not work because it does not ...
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How to search for broken links on the entire local file system of a server?

I have to do this in korn because bash is not installed. This is my script so far but it's not quite working as I expect. cd / find . -xdev -type d > /tmp/dirlist export YOURLIST=`cat /tmp/...
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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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Korn Shell .kshrc

I'm trying to make the UP arrow to get previous command in Korn Shell but I can't find .kshrc file in my $HOME directory. I know it is hidden but even ls -al doesn't show it. What should I do?
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Queue commands to last subshel even if one of them launches new shell

I want to automate something writing simple script launching consecutively few scripts one after another. And then setting some aliases at the top shell. Problem: few of these commands launch new ...
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Unix HP-UX ksh recursive find and replace

I am trying to do a recursive find and replace in HP-UX and am missing something. What I have at the moment: find . -name "*.java" | xargs sed 's/foo/bar/g' I know the problem is that it's not ...
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for loop non-ending, loop never procedes to second argument

I am trying to use the "for name in" to loop through a list of values. It uses the first value in the line but sticks in a never-ending loop. #!/bin/ksh set -x # created 7 JAn 2013 by L Cooper # ...
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Difference between running commands locally vs using SSH to make remote commands

I am trying to SSH into a remote machine, and run a .ksh file on a that machine to run a Java program. If SSH into the machine with a tool like Putty, and run this command: cd /folder/folder/...
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Up key for XTerm, Korn shell (while vt100 through telnet/putty works) dont work

I am using xterm on korn shell. I have defined in .kshrc as follows: set -o emacs alias __A=`echo "\020"` # up arrow = ^p = back a command alias __B=`echo "\016"` # down arrow = ^n = down a ...
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FIND operands and order of arguments

I have a find command that I am unsure if I am placing my arguments correctly. find / -xdev -size -size -262144000c -o -type d \( -name .snapshot -o -name man -o -name Man -o -fstype mvfs \) -prune -...
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overriding user defined functions with the same name as system commands

This function exists in one of my users' ~/.bashrc: function rm() { ls $* echo "rm?" read ans if [ "$ans" == 'y' ]; then /bin/rm $* fi } In ...
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Fastest way to get creation and last modification times of a lot of files

Given a directory a sh pattern which yields a subset of files directly in this directory (like *.log) a sh pattern which can, given a filename, what is the fastest way (in ksh) to obtain for each ...
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dynamically allocating space for variable in ksh

I am new to ksh unix shell scripting.I need my ksh script to get inputs from the user. and the number of inputs is unkown. I need to get the inputs and process again further .The sample run could be :...
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“shell not found” on start of backtrack 5

I am using backtrack5 in VMware on my system. I was trying to change my default shell to ksh. After executing the 'chsh' command. On restarting the OS, it shows "Cannot execute ksh: no such file or ...
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What will happen when I 'cat' 'ksh'?

I used the following command in my unix box. $ cat ksh And it gave a rolling log of latin and greek letters and symbols and it kept on going with no signs of stopping. Eventually I had to close my ...
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Solaris/Linux - tput command + create bold text

How do I bold the "Date & Time" numbers from the following file with the tput command (I have a Solaris machine)? For example, I want to bold only the "24-09-2009 16:17:45", etc. for all other ...
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Generate new file with specific structure from text file

On Linux I have the file orig-file.txt. This file include 4 fields now, but they could be less or more (this file is generated by other application). What is the best option to translate the orig-...
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how to fix Permission denied on directory in unix?

I have a ksh file which will download a zip file from the internet in the /tmp directory with name f.zip Why do I get Permission denied? $ ./downloadbcfi Current name is /download.files.R1201BHtm....
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Sorting a list of directories that contain numbers with a different number of digits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In bash, how to sort strings with numbers in them? We have the following directory structure on our file-system: ver30 ver20 ver50 ver70 ver100 ver90 I want to create a ...
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How can I make an environment variable available outside of a KSH script?

I have a KSH script that exports an environment variable (export SOME_VAR=123) After running the script my current shell is unaffected and echo $SOME_VAR produces nothing. I tried running . myScript....
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Unix find command help

Hi can anybody help me with the following line; find . \( -type d ! -name . -prune \) -o -type f -name "*Log*" Basically it should find directories where files with "Log" in their name are present. ...
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Script that runs a command with 'exec' doesnt end until 'Enter' is pressed

We have a KSH script that runs a process using exec and hangs. We want to be able to run it automatically and keep it running in background. We tried this: ./myScript.ksh & However this left ...
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lines identical except for their first word, put the first word in a variable

I have file(sudoers) in which lines can be identical except for the first word in them (different users can execute the same set of commands). I am able to extract such a line using the command: # ...
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How to write code for this archival scenario?

Say after the 1st run, 10 files got created with def user id in abc directory. I tarred the 10 files created by def user id in a tar file with date time stamp extension. Now after the 2nd run, ...
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How to write this script in unix?

How can I write a script for finding the files created by a particular user ID in some locations and tar those files in the same location?
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Unix history not working

I'm using ksh on unix and connect through putty. My .sh_history stores all history commands but when I press up arrow nothing comes, please help me.