AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive, pronounced "a i ex") is a series of proprietary Unix operating systems developed and sold by IBM for several of its computer platforms.

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Compiling Apache 2.2.11 on AIX 6.1, .so files not genereated

I am compiling Apache 2 (2.2.11 yeh, Its old...but its a requirement) on AIX 6.1 with GCC 4.2.0. I am using the configure options: ./configure \ --enable-module=rewrite\ --enable-module=log_referer\ ...
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What does the OPMOD mean in the procfiles output in AIX?

I ran the following command on AIX in order to figure out the files opened by process 200866 on AIX 6.1. procfiles -nc 200866 and got the following sample outputs: Current rlimit: 2000 file ...
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How to resolve a file cannot be larger than the value set by ulimit in SVN?

I was trying to do a backup for my SVN repository in AIX through following command: svnadmin dump <path> > dump_file and also this command: svnrdump dump <path> > dump_file but ...
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Mounting a mainframe file system on Unix (or vice versa)

We have a data conversion project where the overall process works this way: Mainframe legacy application will extract out their data into flat text files. Our application (running on AIX) will FTP ...
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How to optimize SVN backup process in bash script?

I have a shell script running in AIX that will do the backup for each SVN repository every night. The execution is as follow: Download the each repository save as a dump file: svnrdump on repo_A ...
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AIX 6.1 - CUPS 'unsupported document-format' when printing

I have a Zebra printer that I'm trying to send a PDF of a label to. I was reading on Zebra's website that CUPS is an optional print server/spooler that can be used for exactly what I need. So I went ...
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How to stop growing the Apache access_log file?

While setting up the Apache HTTP server in AIX, I never realize there is a log file, access_log, located at /var/log/httpd. This file is keep growing until 600+ MB, I am not able to keep track of its ...
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List environment variables of a running process on AIX without character limit

Today I was trying to debug an issue where a process was not picking up the correct environmental variable. It took us hours before we realized that it wasn't picking up the correct variable. I tried ...
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Apache Ant setup in Aix

I want to install Apache Ant on my AIX 6.1 Server and I'm facing some issues. When I visit the link http://ant.apache.org/manual/install.html I did not understand the installation step for the files ...
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How to get memory util of LPARs from HMC?

I know I can get CPU utilizations with lslparutil from the HMC. But is there a way to get memory utilization stats of LPARs from the HMC? The metrics I found seems to be all configuration-related ...
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AIX 7.1 .kshrc ignored

I've created .kshrc file in my home directory, but all my custom settings are ignored. ENV variable is not set. How can I force ksh to read .kshrc? Here is my .kshrc: set -o emacs export ...
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same file different size in Linux and AIX

we have file in Linux and copied to AIX. same file smaller size in AIX. Linux - ext3 file system AIX - jfs2 file system both file systems in same block size 4k size in Linux du -sk ...
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Monitoring memory of AIX 5.3 LPARs

I'm currently administrating an IBM Power 740 server via an HMC. We have four LPARs running, two VIOS LPARs, one application LPAR and one database LPAR. We have implemented lpar2rrd to monitor CPU ...
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GIT issue in AIX 6.1

I recently installed GIT 1.8.1 on my AIX 6.1 machine and am facing a few issues with it. Now if I login as root and issue git commands like git --version I get the response as shown : Code: git ...
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Cannot get exclusive lock on rpm database in Unix

I was trying to install a python rpm on AIX 6.1 and it was taking too long and so I had to close ther terminal. Later when I tried to install the same rpm as root I am getting the problem as : ...
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AIX CPU Utilization behavior

We are facing a strange (for us) situation regarding the CPU utilization management. We have an lpar with 2 up to 4 online cores. While the application workload peaks, CPU usage is 100% (70% user + ...
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Logging commands executed by remote shell scripts

I've noticed that when running a script that connects to a number of our servers (to essentially run batch commands) that the commands aren't logged in the user's .sh_history or .bash_history files. ...
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Port seems to be in use although the corresponding process has already terminated on AIX 6.1

While running some kind of automated tests on our AIX 6.1 machine we are facing the problem that a port seems to be in use although the corresponding process has already terminated. E.g. if we kill a ...
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JBoss 5 on AIX 5.3

I am a very newbie for AIX and system monitoring. Actually our application currently run production on jboss 5.1 in AIX 5.3. Please check below configuration & system settings. AIX system ...
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While loop read multiple lines from a grep

I'm writing a script in AIX 5.3 that will loop through the output of a df and check each volume against another config file. If the volume appears in the config file, it will set a flag which is ...
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How to disable login into AIX using password for any means

Is there any way to disable login to AIX using password? I know that for SSH login I can update sshd_config and set PasswordAuthentication to no. But what about other ways of login into AIX, like ...
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Hypervisors that support AIX as a guest OS?

I am trying to find out what hypervisors are out there that can support running AIX guests. I know that IBM PowerVM can do it, but I would like to explore other options. There is also AIX WPARs ...
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Preventing AIX mount point from writing to root file system

Is there a way to make the mount point unwritable? I can't write a script or anything to check, but thought there might be a way to do this via permissions. On Linux you could make it immutable. The ...
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AIX: is it somehow possible to get a ForeignAddress/PID pair like we are able to get in Linux with netstat?

In Linux (RHEL), we are able to get a ForeignAddress/PID pair with "netstat -ntp" command: [root@rhel ~]# netstat -ntp Active Internet connections (w/o servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Cannot set target directory when extracting an archive using tar

I'm trying to extract a tar archive to a specific directory. I've tried using -C flag but it doesn't work as expected. Here is the commandline I'm using tar xvf myarchive.tar -C mydirectory/ This ...
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Safe to delete .lastcomm

I have a .lastcomm file that is >2GB is it safe to delete it? It's taking up a lot of room on the server and I can't find any documentation online related to it's log file.
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Questions about AIX passwd file

I'm a beginner in AIX and I have 2 questions on AIX's passwd file. If there is a hash (#) symbol in front of a username, what does this mean? Correct me if I'm wrong. On the password field, if a ...
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Perl script error: byteloader version mismatch

I have perl script for TSM reporting which was working fine in AIX version 5. After upgrading AIX to version 6, the script is not working. I'm getting this error: byteloader version mismatch expected ...
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Du tells me it can't find the current directory?

I'm on AIX, and in some directories I can't use the du command. I get the follow error message: du: 0653-175 Cannot find the current directory. Obviously the current directory exists, and I ...
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Bind telnetd to specific IP on AIX 5.3?

Is it possible to bind telnetd to a specific IP on AIX 5.3? I know telnet is evil. Unfortunately, we have to have it listening on one interface for a specific application, but I want to make sure ...
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Whats the output format of “df -ki” in AIX?

I just wanna know the output format (the order of columns) when running the command df -ki in an AIX system. I dont have access to an AIX system , and since it doesnt run on x86 machines , i cant try ...
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Run munin and all dependencies in userspace on AIX 6.1

Summary: I would like to have a portable munin in user space without installing anything at all on the client system, (like portable Firefox, without root tasks). I've downloaded all the ...
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Delete key not working when PuTTYed in to AIX box using Korn shell

I manage an AIX box at work using PuTTY. I'm using ksh in vi-mode. When I press the Delete key (not backspace) the case of following characters is toggled instead of the character under the cursor ...
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Upgrading memory on an IBM Power 710 Express (8231-E2B)

We have a Power 710 Express server that was loaded with 4x4 GB memory on a single riser card. I have replaced the 4 chips with 4x8GB and put in another riser card and loaded it with 4x8GB more for a ...
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How to rename libc.a back

I am working on AIX 6.1 and inadvertently renamed /usr/lib/libc.a to usr/lib/libc.a_ Just as I renamed I realized my stupid mistake. Almost all of the commands mv, cp, ftp etc ( except cd ) have ...
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boot IBM p series 650 from 3580-L23 LTO-2 tape

We have a p series 650 that has a dds4 tape drive built-in. In the past, recover has been as simple as putting a mksysb tape into the drive and booting the machine. During boot, the machine detects ...
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How to tell if a file is older than 30 minutes on AIX?

I'd like to write a shell script in ksh or bash which exits with 1 if a specific file is older than 30 minutes. (Last modification time is older than half hour). It would be easy on a Linux or a ...
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How to determine when/if maximum memory was allocated to an AIX LPAR

I recently had an LPAR on a Power7 system seemingly run out of memory. While it was up, I was unable to run any commands, so I was forced to perform an OS restart. It's minimum, desired, and maximum ...
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AIX - rename oldest file in a directory

I have a situation where several files may accumulate a folder for some processing and the processing routine can only handle one file at a time, and it must have a specific filename. I need to be ...
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Expect Script, timeouts and error checking

I was hoping to get a little insight into an expect script that I've written. Basically we have this expect script to perform an sftp upload, key authentication is not an option, and sftp is the only ...
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What is the most similar AIX-like linux/unix OS available? [closed]

The question tells everything :) What is the most similar AIX-like linux/unix that is free and also capable to be installed on a VM so that i can do some practice? I need to do some testing before ...
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Kill .so file process

I have a program, I cannot change the code. It calls some .so file's function, but don't delete the object in the end. When the owner of the program tries to update the program he kills it and send ...
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chcore command not taking effect

I am trying to change the behaviour of where core dump files get written to, as described here: ...
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How can I recursively delete old files and prune resulting empty directories?

We're using an AIX server to house thousands and thousands of little files in a nested directory structure. I'm trying to write a script that will recursively delete old files, and then delete the ...
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How do I manually perform a password check using AIXpert?

One of the AIXpert tools is to perform a check of the root password against a dictionary (usually /etc/security/aixpert/dictionary/English). If I want to run this check manually, how would I do it? ...
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command to edit /tcb/files/auth/s/someuser

is there a command in HP Unix used to change for example min age for password in this file without actually editing the file? /tcb/files/auth/s/someuser it has to do with trusted or non-trusted ...
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Can we list all possible reason for a cron job crashed or killed?

We have some cron jobs which cannot be dead otherise the consequence would be davastating. So we need to have an eye on the process and know exactly what cause the death of a job. So I would like to ...
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AIX list size of files in a Volume Group

I'm trying to list the size of all files on a volume group in AIX 5.3. I need to backup a volume group and I need to determine if it will fit on the tapes I have available. This question lists ...
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What version of ksh ships with AIX 5.3?

I'm writing a Korn shell script for a client, who will use it on AIX 5.3. For testing, I'm using version 93u-1 Debian Wheezy. Is this the same version as the one I'll find on AIX?
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How to detect if a machine is virtualized or not

I have Linux, AIX, SunOs & HP-UX machines, I want to detect if the machine is virtual or not. So far I found this article which helped me get this information on Linux: dmesg | grep -i virtual ...