How do I tell which AIX version am I running?
You are correct in the fact that oslevel will give you the current installed version, but that is not always enough information particularily if you are asked the question by support personnel.
# oslevel <--- this will only give you the Base Level
To be more precise you should use the following command which will give you additional Technology Level, Maintenance Level and Service Pack level information.
This will give you
On some older versions of AIX the -s option is not available in whichh cas you should use the -r option which will report as far as the Technology level
I hope this helps
I just added this to my ~/.profile, so I immediately see the AIX version on login:
nb: This function is compatible with both KSH and BASH, so you can put in ~/.bashrc instead if you are a BASH fan.
nb2: The last 4 digits from oslevel are the year and week the SP was released. I don't particularly care to see that, so I left it out. I was happy enough with Version/TL/SP.