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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How might I do memory / processor usage checking by solaris zones

How might I do memory / processor usage checking by Solaris zones?
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How can I hide username@node in linux shell?

I want to hide username@solaris in a Unix shell. I would like something like this: $ ls -l Instead I have this: user@solaris:~$ ls -l
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What is Solaris top command “SIZE” column?

I have a node.js process running on a Solaris box. In the top command view, the "RES" column which I guess represents the physical memory is constant and reasonable. However the "SIZE" column keeps ...
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Solaris equivalent of the Cygwin or Windows command “ftp -s:batch_cmd_file”

I am using a FTP script that runs under Cygwin and Windows cmd and that uses the ftp's -s command-line switch to read and execute commands from a batch file: ftp -i -s:/path/ftp.params The batch ...
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How can I keep Solaris 11 command history after the user logs out?

It seems that in Solaris 11 the command history is cleared every time user exits the shell. Is there an option to keep history after the user logs out so that it will be available at next login?
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what is the command for listing files/dirs recursively of specific directories

suppose in my current directory, I have 50 sub-directories. Now, I am interested only in about 20 of those sub-directories (whose names match a pattern). I would like to recursively list the contents ...
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Emulating SPARC hardware

I need a software who emulate SPARC system (Hardware) in a Windows 7 host computer. I need to install a Solaris SPARC 10 for developing purpose and I don't have a SPARC machine. Can you give me some ...
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can I tell how much space I would be saving if I switched to ZFS?

I've currently got a spare computer, and I'm thinking of trying out openindiana on it to play around a little with the snapshotting and deduplication features of ZFS, with the view of setting it up ...
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Does Linux use a /etc/inet/netmasks file?

How Linux implements subnetting, as opposed to Solaris?
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Solaris Express: is there a command line version of Package Manager?

From documentation I can find (e.g. here http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19963-01/html/820-7799/new-user.html), package manager seems to be only available as a GUI tool (as opposed to a command ...
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Oracle Solaris 11 Express: is it 32-bit or 64-bit?

The download for Oracle Solaris 11 Express says the image is for x86. I can't find anything specific on the Oracle documentation site that states if this is 32-bit or 64-bit. Any pointers?
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ZFS NAS: PCI-e x1 SATA or built-in ICH10R?

I am planning to install Nexenta (or NexentaStor, I've not decided yet) to build a ZFS NAS out from the following machine: MB: Intel DG45FC Disks: 4x 2TB WD caviar green RAM: 2x 2GB of non-ECC ...
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Unix command fuser not found

I am on SunOS 5.10. When I am trying to use the command fuser, I am getting an error that it's not found. /home/user$fuser file.dat ksh: fuser: not found But I am able to get the man page entry ...
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How do I safely merge two directories using commands on Solaris (and OSX)?

Directory A and B have many subdirectories with nearly identical content. Directory B may have newer files and some subdirectories that directory A does not have. When files in Directory B are ...
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How to debug ld.so.1: fatal: relocation error:?

Ive been messing around on a Solaris box, installing precompiled lib/programs from the repos by extracting them and placing them in my home dir. It seems everything ive tried sofar works, except for ...
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Compiling and installing programs as non-root in home-dir?

I'm trying to compile programs under Solaris in my Home directory. Ive had experience with simple installs which work with just $> CD src $> ./configure --prefix=/home/peter $> make ...
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du vs df output

Why are there differences between the outputs of the df and du commands? Why they are not accurate in output? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 1012M 394M 567M 42% / ...
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lsof get traffic size with server

I have a server can I use lsof to find on a specific port the amount of traffic passed with servers? I used so far this in order to sort by highest size, but what info to i really get? how can I know ...
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Preventing Sendmail Brute Force Attack on Solaris 10

I want to dynamically block specific connections that use the same IP address based on a rate or connection limit. Is this possible using Solaris/IPF or some sendmail extension? I want to limit ...
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Equivalent of “du --max-depth=0 -h” (or something similar) in Solaris

The du command in my solaris environment has very terse help, no man page, and doesn't support the --max-depth option seen in the linux world. I want to know how much space a given directory ...
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grep -r not working on Solaris

How can I do recursive grep on Solaris? When I tried, I received this error: -r: invalid option.
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Vim on Solaris. Coloured syntax highlighting?

I spend a lot of my time in vim, usually on some sort of debian/ubuntu OS. I've recently started playing with a Solaris 11 Express server and wondered if it's possible to enable coloured ...
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Running multiple operating systems on one laptop

I am in the process of running some benchmark tests on a variety of RDBMSes, and I am testing three different client operating systems. Would it be terrible to partition the HDD and install Ubuntu, ...
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Single quotes and variables inside a bourne shell

I have this command that I'm trying to execute in the bourne shell for Solaris 9. find ${DATADIR} -name "check_*" -type f -exec sh -c '$0 | ${PARSEDATA}' {} \; >> ${TMP_1} My problem is, the ...
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How to detect free memory slots in Solaris 9 using software?

I would like to know if there is any command which would tell me if there are any free memory slots in the server. The servers I would be looking would be Solaris 9 OS/Sparc.
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Solaris how to access smb:/// from terminal?

Hi I installed solaris from its file browser i can access computers in my windows network with: smb:/// however I cannot find how to access it from terminal. ls smb:/// smb:///: No such file or ...
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Problem while untar a 55GB tar file in solaris

I created a tar on a solaris box. The result was a 55.2 gb tar file. I used the following command to create the tar archive: tar -Epcvf filename.tar ./directory_name Now the problem is, when i try ...
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how to compare files/directories of 2 separate solaris boxes?

I have 2 solaris boxes and I need to check certain directories (on local filesystem and mounted nfs) to make sure that they match up on both boxes and to delete or move the other mismatches to ...
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mounting a solaris partition in ubuntu?

I have task to search old external harddrives for a specific file. The drives were used with a Sun Ultrasparc 1, so they are pretty old. I have 4 drives, and I managed to mount one of them in a Sun ...
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Is Solaris 11 Express a replacement for OpenSolaris?

I was searching for OpenSolaris but landed in Oracle's website of Solaris 11 Express. Is OpenSolaris replaced by Solaris 11 Express?
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Windows user trying install Git on Solaris

Is there simply way to install Git on Solaris as on Windows without installing any side libraries and compiling source files? And if not, why? UPD. Yes I'm looking for single package that will be ...
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How to create a new firefox profile in linux or solaris?

I know the way to create a new firefox profile in Windows. I want to create a new firefox profile in linux/solaris. Could anyone tell me the way? Thanks a lot!
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WD TV Live HD and Solaris

Since a few months I own a WD TV Live HD media player and I'm pretty satisfied with it. The performance is good and it's quite stable. But from the beginning I had issues with the CIFS implementation ...
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Copying file from unix to network drive

Solaris is the os used. I want to copy files from UNIX Machine to windows network drive. I know smbclient,ftp can be used. But is there any other best option i can use?
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Why did the rm command behave like this and what damage would i have caused

Assume am in directory /home/userA There is an environment variabe $XMLFILES that points to /u/xml/xmlfiles. The $XMLFILES environment variable is in userA's environment/profile I log on as userA ...
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Is it possible to install 32bit Solaris10 on a 64bit SPARC system?

I have a system with a 64bit SPARC processor. Does the 32bit installation for Solaris 10 support such a system?
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Switching between DVORAK and QWERTY via command line in Solaris 10

I'm looking for a quick way to switch between DVORAK and QWERTY layouts in Solaris 10. I'd like to be able to do it solely through the command line and rather quickly. I see I might be able to do ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Solaris 10?

I am using Sun Java Desktop System for Solaris.
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Can Google Chrome be installed on Solaris 10?

If so, how do I do it?
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How can I install Chrome OS to a CD so I can install it on an x86 machine

The x86 machine is Sun hardware and it is currently running Solaris and it has a GRUB menu. I would like to preserve my existing Solaris OS if convenient.
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Sun Solaris 5.10 + jdk 1.6: how to install on a clean machine?

Can anyone outline the steps for downloading Sun Solaris (assuming I have a free account) and then installing jdk1.6 on it? Something like: Download Sun Solaris iso from http://.... Download ...
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Quantifying responsiveness in solaris machine

I am one of the n users of a shared unix machine. For reasons unknown, the machine is not "responsive" enough. For example, it is slow on interactive commands, it takes few noticeable moments for any ...
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Securing FTP Access On Solaris 10

I have a web server (running Apache on Solaris 10) that I look after for some friends and I was wondering how to restrict each users FTP/SSH access. I want each account when they login to be taken ...
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From the Solaris command line can you tell if a network cable is physically attached?

Is there a command I can type from the command line to tell if there is a physical cable plugged into a network port?
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awk + fit syntax for SUN solaris & linux

need help about the following when I run the following command on linux its run fine awk -v NAME=MACHINE '$1 == NAME' /etc/hosts but on SUN Solaris I get the following: awk -v NAME=MACHINE ...
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milliseconds from solaris command line

This gnu date command lets me get milliseconds this way: date +%M:%S.%N; but this command doesn't work on solaris... any ideas?
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How do I interpret “total 18” in the output of the “ls -l” command in Solaris10?

auyantepui# ls -l total 18 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 512 May 23 13:11 READMEs/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 1024 May 23 13:11 bin/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 512 May 23 13:09 docs/ drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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What is the equivalent of Solaris's cu command in Linux?

What is the equivalent of Solaris's cu command in Linux?
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solaris test driver crashes

In solaris I wrote a driver and it is crashing.. But my solaris kernel is also getting crashed because of it. The driver is getting loaded every time the system resets and kernel is dumping core and ...
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“who -m” does not work

I want to find out which machine I have logged in to my current terminal from. But "who -m" does not work. It does on Linux, but not on Solaris. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? ...