Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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SOLARIS: “du -s” vs “du -sh”

On all the SOLARIS servers I have access to du -s for some reason returns around twice of what it should. Example: root@someserver:/tmp/testdir# uname -a SunOS someserver 5.11 11.1 sun4u sparc ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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fit grep syntax from linux to solaris

The following command grep -w '^[^#]* machine_VIP' /etc/hosts | head -1 | awk '{print $1}' works fine on linux (its capture the machine_VIP alias and return the IP address from /etc/hosts and ...
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Vi Editior Navigator Not Working Properly in Solaris 10

I am using ViEditor : This is my code of line : sh /u02/oraprod/prod/db/tech_st/11.1.0/appsutil/scripts/PROD_hooradb2/adautocfg.sh appspass=apps > $HOME/LOG/autocfg.log perl ...
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment : Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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Configuring route from source to destination

not an expert in Solaris networking so would like to ask your opinions Say i want to configure packet routing from source 10.126.120.130 (A) to destination 10.214.140.9 (B). I configured it this way ...
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Solaris libglib2.0-dev

i want install mc-4.8.12 (Midnight Commander), but i get this error: enter code here error: glib-2.0 not found or version too old (must be >= 2.12) When i search for a solution in google i see ...
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Bind Solaris 10 swap file

I have created an Oracle swap file to enhance my swap space. I have to do this for a Oracle Client installation. After creating swap file i Run the swap command to specify the additional swap space ...
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Oracle Client 11g for Solaris

OS: solaris 11_2-text-x86 I want to install an Oracle Client but can only see the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client (SPARC) but my Solaris OS isn´t sparc. When i still install the sparc version ...
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What is a ZFS legacy mount point?

I am trying to understand the way ZFS works when I do for example, a snapshot. When I use zfs list on machine I get some mount points and some paths. For example I get something like that: ...
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Solaris 11.1 x86 installing Weblogic 12.11

Ive been looking everywhere for a way to install Weblogic on Solaris. According to Oracle's documentation, all you need to install Weblogic Graphical Mode is Login on Unix Go to the directory that ...
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How to view mounted CD drive in Solaris 10

Say I have a Solaris 10 Virtual machine VM mounted on vmware platform and I only have telnet terminal to connect to it. How do I see if this VM has a CD already mounted? thanks
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Is it possible to install solaris 11 with zfs root file system in virtual box guest?

I want to test zfs file sharing capabilities using a virtual machine. Is this possible because I don't seem to get a prompt during installation to select a zfs file system.
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Delay before the file transfer on Linux or Solaris

I would like to put delay before file transfer on Linux or Solaris. As far as i know scp commands has no delay option. scp file_name root@dest_ip:/dest_path So, how can i put delay (it can change ...
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Using fdisk -r to read disk in Solaris

Upon reading the fdisk's man page on Solaris, I came across the -r flag: -r Read from disk and write to stdout. See -o and -s, which specify the starting point and size of operation. Using ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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Mix of GRUB and GRUB2 (Linux and Solaris)

ALL, I have a DELL laptop on which I installed Linux and Open Solaris (in that order). Linux used GRUB2 and it was OK. Solaris still uses GRUB1 and it looks like it did overwrite the GRUB2 ...
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Set the partition type with parted

I just acquired a new Dell laptop. I installed Linux on the 1st half of the HDD and on the second part I want to install Oracle Solaris. According to this I need to set the partition type of the ...
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SunOS 5.10 - ignore certain files in ls

I don't know why but I can't execute ls with ignore flag: -bash-3.2$ ls -I '*.log' ls: illegal option -- I Do you know what else can I try?
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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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How to upgrade python version 2.5.5 to 2.6.8 in Solaris 11

I am using SunOS 5.11 Solaris. Currently I have python version 2.5.5. I would like to upgrade it to 2.6.8. Can someone please help me on the steps to follow for this upgrade? Please note, I need the ...
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Solaris11 back to console boot

I installed Solaris 11 X86. I installed solaris-desktop. Then Solaris boots to GUI mode. How can I make the Solaris boots to console mode? (And then optionally starts X by hand?)
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Connect to guest solaris 11 from host windows 7 using virtual box

I have installed virtual box in windows 7 and Installed solaris 11 as virtual machine. I have changed network settings to host-only adapter but I cant do ping from my host computer to virtual machine ...
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Setting up a working internet connection in solaris 11

the title of this post states most of my problem. I am trying to connect to the internet for like 3-4 hours. But for being a total newbie at unix environment I failed pretty badly. How can I configure ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11

The NTFS Windows HD partitions are not appearing in solaris file system, which was not the case when I used Ubuntu. Every single file on my HD was exposed to me when I was in Ubuntu. I have already ...
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Virtual machine internal network - same host

If I have 2 VMs (web server + db server) on same physical host, how can they communicate? Being on the same host what speed can expect? Its CentOS KVM. What is the situation with SmartOS Zones where ...
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the same tr translate failed on some of machine

I use the following code and failed. $ echo $TERM xtermc $ v=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin ; echo $v | tr ':' '\n' /binn/usr/binn/usr/local/bin It seems skip my '/'. I don't know how to solve this. ...
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What is the maximum memory (RAM) limit for Solaris 11?

I have been trying to find out the maximum memory limit for Solaris 11 for a report that I am doing but with no luck. Can anyone please help?
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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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How To Let Certain Unix-User To Access Only One Directory

How To Let Certain Unix-User To Access Only One Directory, e.g. I want to let the following username dimension to access the following directory only /var/opt/test/reports/* How i can make that ...
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Putty: login, execute command/change environment variable, and do NOT close the session

I would like to configure my PuTTY session in such a way that I could login to a remote host, and (a) start bash (b) change the PS1 variable (prompt content) (c) continue work in the session as ...
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Getting per user cpu and memory consumption statistics

Is there a way to get cpu and memory consumption statistics summaries per user the same way prstat -t on Solaris shows them? The prstat(1) utility in Solaris display has fields NPROC UserName SWAP ...
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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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passwordless ssh using id_dsa.pub or id_rsa.pub or identity.pub not working

I have a solaris 8 box and im trying to authenticate using no password the user george onto a solaris 11. versions of ssh: solaris8: OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090607f ...
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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 to kill a tcp connection in solaris operating system?

A client program connects to my server program written in JAVA via TCP connection (ServerSocket). I want to close the TCP connection between these two programs with a Solaris command or tool for ...
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What is the procedure to check the apache version in a sun solaris machine?

What is the procedure to check the apache version in a sun solaris machine?httpd -v is not working
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Solaris x86 install on Lenovo nothing happening

All, I am in the process of creating a DEV box for hosting my projects and I am wanting to install Solaris 11.1 onto a Lenovo Desktop PC . PC Details: Lenovo M92p Thinkcentre 3227 Intel Core i5 ...
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CE interface in Solaris 10 drops mac address (per ifconfig)

I recently installed Solaris 10 1/13 and proprietary TCP PEP software on a new hard drive within an old Sun v210. When the PEP software starts, the Sun's CE0 interface loses its "ether" address, ...
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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...
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About Installation Jre in Solaris 10

I have a server with Solaris 10 and Sparc arch., in which i am not a root user, and it's no able to be. Where there is installed a another version of JDK. And now I need to install another version ...
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How does niceness relate to CPU allocation on Solaris?

The wikipedia article for nice describes the relationship as follows: As a simple example, when two otherwise identical CPU-bound processes are running simultaneously on a single-CPU Linux system, ...
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How can I launch Front Panel in CDE (Common Desktop Environment)?

When using Cygwin/X, after I ssh with x11 forwarding into a Solaris 9 system, sometimes I can't see the Front Panel or even the wallpaper: Is there a way to bring Front Panel into view, or launch ...
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Trying to find out when system running Solaris 9 was last updated

I am looking to find out the last time a Solaris 9 box we are running was updated with OS patches, new software installed, etc. I need some way to prove when the last changes to the system were. I am ...
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Grub Solaris FreeBSD dual boot

I have solaris 10 installed on the first hard disk and freebsd installed on the second hard disk I edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst from solaris to the following title FreeBSD root (hd1,0) kernel ...
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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...
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Where to place an executable Perl script?

I'm now planning a solution that has to call a script that's running on a Linux \UNIX host. I'd prefer to place that script in a folder that exists in all kinds of Linux and UNIX. This helps me to ...
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How can I get the load average (and ONLY the load average) under Solaris?

I'm looking for the equivilent of cat /proc/loadavg under Linux or sysctl -n vm.loadavg under FreeBSD, but for Solaris. Solaris doesn't have either /proc/loadavg or sysctl. I don't want the output of ...
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Where to find a zipped/tarred JDK 6

Ok, I concede. I have been looking in vain for a zipped and tarred copy of any later version of Oracle's JDK 6 for Solaris SPARC (32-bit), but all I can find is the shell scrip that "installs" it. ...
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OpenSSL binary for Solaris 10

Can someone tell me where I can find a pre-compiled binary of OpenSSL for Solaris 10? I was told that there is a site called "something like" solarisfreeware.com but this doesn't exist. I would also ...