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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Why does bash invocation differ on AIX when using telnet vs ssh

I am using an AIX 5.3 server with a .bashrc file set up to echo "Executing bashrc." When I log in to the server using ssh and run: bash -c ls I get: Executing bashrc . .. etc.... However, when ...
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How to do the equivalent of rpm -qf in AIX? (Which package does this file belong to?)

So. I have a binary in /opt/freeware/bin in an AIX PPC machine whose origin I don't know. It could be an RPM -- most open-source AIX RPMs install in /opt/freeware. But no such luck. It must have been ...
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Named on AIX (5.3) - DIG won't find hosts without FQDN?

Ok I'm a newb to AIX and Named, so hopfully I'm just missing something easy. :) The goal is to just have smooth DNS lookups in this goofy Windows workgroup/AIX DNS setup (it will change eventually, ...
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How to install LSOF in AIX

I wanna install LSOF in AIX. I've download the program from https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/reg/pick.do?source=aixbp&lang=en_US. after I unzip the tar file, I don't get readme or ...
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Change primary group with sudo (-u) -g

I would like to run commands on an AIX system with sudo -i instead of just sudo. This way I can make sure that any environment settings like umask will be those of the user I'm running the command as. ...
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What is the correct way of running JBoss as a service

I'm running an APP under JBoss on AIX 6, and the correct way to run JBoss, as the docs says, is using the ./run.sh script, but said script runs on front, not on the background, and also gives a lot of ...
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setting CPU entitlement for AIX 6.1

Hi I would like to understand LPAR entitlement's better. If I have a system that is running AIX 6.1 with an uncapped LPAR, what do I lose by setting the entitlement low? Meaning theoretically if I ...
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PS command ouput with fixed width for each column

I am trying to execute some PS commands on IBM AIX and Solaris. The output I get is not properly formatted, I want to see the values for each column with some fixed width. Is there anyway I can ...
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Renting server usage - Solaris (SPARC), AIX and HP-UX (PA-RISC)

We do some builds using AIX, Solaris and HP-UX that take about 4 hours per month and we are wondering if there is a service out there that would allow us to do this by renting the usage instead of ...
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how to low-level format a hard disk using AIX?

I have a server with AIX 6.1 , I formated some hdisks using diag tool, but in some way some of its VGDA survived. how may I low-level format a hard disk using AIX? or how may I clear the VGDA of a ...
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An SQLite/STDIN Conundrum, Specific to AIX

I'm been playing around with SQlite at work, specifically with trying to get the sqlite3 command line tool to accept stdin instead of a file. Sounds easy enough, on linux you can execute a command ...
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VMware or Xen support for AIX on pSeries architecture

I tried to find an explicit confirmation on VMware website if there is any chance we could virtualize AIX running on pSeriese architecture (P5, P6 and P7), but in vain. so far we have only one ...
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How to know the source of certain TCP traffic on AIX

We have two AIX boxes, one for production system and another for testing. both systems are running ATM machine switches, where the ATM device is connected via TCP socket. we had an issue on ...
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Installing gcc on AIX 5.3

we have a development AIX 5.3 on PowerPC CPU having the standard CC compiler. I downloaded the gcc 4.2.4, unpacked it and tried to install it seems there is something missing; untar takes around 15 ...
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AIX network parameters to close TCP sockets of unplugged devices

We have an AIX box, running what we call in banking "ATM Switch" not the ATM networking switch, but the bank ATM driver. where we have some ATM machines connected to two server processes. The problem ...
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Using WebSphere CloudBurst with PowerVM to AIX virtualization over a cloud

hi there we are studying the virtualization option to reduce our datacenter cost, and this research was assigned to me. we looked into alternatives and we almost reached a conclusion that PowerVM is ...
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Is it possible to print on a networked Windows Print server from an AIX server, without using remote printer queues?

I have an application on an AIX server (v5.3) that needs to print via a Windows Print Server over the LAN. The simplest way to do this is to use SMIT to setup a remote print queue - which I've done ...
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how can i increase cpu utilization on a aix unix p5 server

i need to make cpu utilization increase to about 90%
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pscp doesn't read .profile

I'm transfering a file from Windows XP SP2 to AIX 5.3. In my .profile I have umask 002defined. After the transfer, the file always has 644 permissions, so it seems pscp doesn't read my profile. As ...
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Does SCP lock the file it is transfering?

Have a situation where we have an application log sitting out on an AIX server. The log is being continually written to from the application, and we have users on Windows who want to view the file. ...
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What is the rootvg in AIX?

What is the rootvg in AIX? Is it something that is unique to AIX?
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AIX : Create core dump or running process on without terminating it

Have known about using the command gcore on Solaris. Is there something similar for AIX ? I have a Siebel component running on an AIX server and it flunks without anything in the logs. I know when it ...
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how to recover a .c file in AIX unix which has removed (rm -f) by accidentally

how to recover a .c file in AIX unix which has removed (rm -f) by accidentally
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Is it possible and how to mount an AIX disk into Linux?

I have a disk from a AIX server that I need to explore in order to recover some data (the server is down). Is it possible to mount AIX partitions on Linux? How?
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Find heaviest users by CPU usage in AIX

Is there a way to find the top users according to CPU usage in AIX? I would like to get history if possible, but I am open to installing some extra logging facilities.
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AIX: iscsi volumes disappear after reboot

We have an IBM P505 AIX box, with two internal disks and a defined iSCSI volume. The iSCSI volume is defined in it's own volume group, and is connected to an IBM iSCSI DS3300 disk array via the ...
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How do I tell which AIX version am I running?

How do I tell which AIX version am I running?
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AIX ftp file limit

I am unable to restore/ftp a file to my AIX 5.3 server. I am logged in as root: # id uid=0(root) gid=0(system) groups=2(bin),3(sys),7(security),8(cron),10(audit),11(lp) I have set the fsize option ...
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Starting remote workloads across platforms

I work with a group that does integration testing for a IP/IPv6 network stack. We have many stress testing workloads that we run across a variety of platforms, including Linux (RHEL and SuSE), Windows ...
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What is the best TERM type on AIX for use with PuTTY, and which PuTTY settings should be tweaked?

I manage many AIX machines, generally version 5.3. Basic terminal function works just fine, but it seems like some things don't. For example nmon displays lqqx instead of the line drawing characters. ...
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Why are these accounts being locked when their passwords expire?

We've got a customer on AIX 6.1 who unfortunately doesn't have an in house sys admin with any measure of experience or training, so we are supporting their server in addition to our software. They ...
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AIX: Howto setup a new /home directory on a new harddrive

Our AIX 5.3 IntelliStation was running out of space in the /home directory and we needed to move the /home directory to a different location. Fortunately, the IntelliStation we are using had a second ...
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Unable to get defined path in 'source' type on AIX node

I am trying to create a set of users on my AIX node and trying to get their authorized_keys which are already hosted on my server with name like, 'myuser_id_dsa.pub'. Currently i am managing 2 nodes ...
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Good Source Site for AIX Public Domain Ports

My UNIX experience was missing AIX. So now I have a problem as I have a mixture of just about all types of UNIX/Linux. So I need a little help for my AIX situation. I'm trying to put the public ...
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Patching AIX systems - patches are where? how to apply?

I'm not an AIX guru.....I've been assigned to patch my systems up to the latest patch level. First, where do I get the patches for AIX 5.1 and 5.3? Second, how are they generally installed (i.e. ...
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Is there anyway to improve the performance of inetd?

I have a tcp server setup using inetd on aix 5.3. Problem is the responses come very very slowly from the server.But if I have a standalone deamon server , its very fast. But my requirement is that i ...
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AIX 5.3 - Howto backup operating system to a bootable ISO image

We would like to backup the AIX 5.3 IntelliStation at our company. Unfortunately it does not have a tapedrive nor a DVD-Writer. It only has a DVD-ROM drive. The idea is to mount a directory via NFS ...
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Fast directory delete on AIX

I have an extremely large directory (containing millions of files summing up to 150 GB) which I want to delete. Is there a faster method than using rm -rf which takes ages to complete on this ...
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How can I determine how much memory a process is using in AIX?

How can I determine how much memory a process is using in AIX?
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Are the “procps” utilities available in a weird name/path on common AIX?

I have to deal with a very poorly loaded out AIX system for a development project. One thing I find missing are utilities common to Linux systems, such as those in the procps collection. Is there a ...
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How to run smbpasswd as root on AIX?

I have Hitachi ID Password Manager (formerly p-synch) set up to change the password on (among other systems) an aix 6.1 server running samba. p-synch has the capability of executing additional ...
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AIX update environment after .profile change

I am running AIX 5.3. I have made changes to a user's .profile file (added a couple of environment variables). Is there a command that I can use to re-process the .profile file for a particular ...
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Optimising a large array for use with Oracle

I have 20 hard disks the are going to be deployed into multiple RAID 5 arrays for use with Oracle on an AIX host. What is the optimal way to create/lay out the arrays?
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Unix and Triggering MS SQL Server Integration Services Jobs

We have an AIX server which contains a lot of data, and once a night we dump that data to CSV for import into MS SQL Server for reporting reasons. At the moment, each step in the process is unlinked, ...
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Need to know the commands to Start and Stop Microfocus Server

I have microfocus server installed on AIX. What I figured out is, all the servers are there at : cd /var/mfcobol/es # ls -l total 40 drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 256 Aug 13 09:53 ABCD ...
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Where do you normally keep your UNIX/Linux scripts?

There are numerous scripts that I have written for my server. Some of them are in my ~/scripts and some of them are in application directories. I am just wondering is there a directory that you would ...
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How I can secure some Git Repositories in AIX?

I want to secure some git repositories and using only users and groups is not sufficient. I'm thinking about using ACLs to control the access. The access to the repositories is local, the users ...
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ulimit enforcement on AIX?

Which ulimits (stack, data, rss, nofiles, etc.) does the AIX kernel enforce? It appears that the rss (memory) ulimit is not actually enforced, for either the soft or hard value. If that is the case, ...
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How can I tell what filesystems are on a disk in AIX?

I use the tool "topas" to get a quick peek at CPU, memory, and disk statistics on an AIX machine. I understand the numbers on the disk section, but what I don't know is how to tell which ...
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AIX: how to change a password as root without setting the ADMCHG flag?

I'd like to change the password of another user, as root, but don't want the user to be prompted to change their password when the log in. As far as I can tell, any mechanism to change the password ...