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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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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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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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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Authenticating Solaris box against Open Directory

I've spent a few days looking for guides to this. The sites I've found was last touched upon in 2004 and gave no answers. I have an Open Directory server running on a Mac OSX 10.8 box. I want to ...
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command at boot, before another script

This should be an easy question, but as a solaris novice, I'm stuck. I have to launch a change MAC address command at boot (i.e. ifconfig bge0 ether). If I do this at terminal, everything goes smooth. ...
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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 get total disk space available in Solaris 10

How do I get the total disk space available in Solaris 10? I used iostat -En, but it is not showing the correct data. df -h contains duplicate information. Is there any generic way to find the ...
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How to install and uninstall Java 7 in Solaris 11 x86?

How to uninstall java jdk6 and jre6 from Solaris 11 x86 OS? and install java7? How to set the path and class path?
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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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How can I activate the Front Panel in CDE?

We installed a new Solaris work station at work and most of them come with the Front Panel, however the latest did not. How can I activate it?
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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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Solaris - Inheriting by files the user's ownership of directory

I have a directory with ownersip like user:group. I want to make on it something like suid on group, but for user - all of new created files have a directory ownership. For example: drwxrwx--- 2 user ...
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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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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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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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Mount a zfs detached mirror NOT rpool, just a disk

I have detached a disk from a non-root zfs pool. I would like to mount this disk and grab some data off. Is it possible to mount this disk temporarily? OS: Solaris 10 u9 How would I go about ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Python by default on all unix systems? [closed]

There was a discussion on which language to choose for a system checker. The system checker is supposed to be a script running on unix systems. On Gnu/Linux systems seem to always have it installed ...
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How do I view the OS installation date on Solaris 10?

How can I find out the system installation date on Solaris? Objective is to verify the date and time that the OS was created (OS creation timestamp).
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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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QEMU not booting solaris 10 x86 with -icount 1

I have managed to install solaris onto a hardrive (.img) but qemu is not able to boot it when i use the -icount 1 command line option. It throws an error: "qemu: Fatal: Raised an interrupt when not in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get numbers of CPU of Sun Solaris by command?

I can use 'prtdiag' to get number of CPU by prtdiag command. $ prtdiag System Configuration: Sun Microsystems sun4u Sun Fire 6800 System clock frequency: 150 MHz Memory size: 4096 Megabytes ...
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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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Top causes of slow ssh logins

I'd love for one of you smart and helpful folks to post a list of common causes of delays during an ssh login. Specifically, there are 2 spots where I see a range from instantaneous to multi-second ...
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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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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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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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Solaris Encrypt command error

I am trying to use the encrypt/decrypt command on solaris /usr/bin/encrypt -l | -a algorithm [-v] [-k key_file] [-i input_file] [-o output_file] /usr/bin/decrypt -l | -a algorithm [-v] [-k ...
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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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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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Force reload of a solaris kernel module?

After a low-level-tricky configuration update, I want to force nfssrv kernel module to fully reload, as if the server just booted. The obvious solution that I used on the pre-prod server is to reboot ...
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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 ...