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Forum: AIX 03-24-2010
3,994
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Enable scrollbar on all aixterm windows ?
There is this workstations that I sometimes work on and it annoys me because it does not have any vertical scrollbar enabled.

I did a Google on activating scroll bar but they talk about escape...
Forum: AIX 03-10-2010
1,254
Posted By Browser_ice
I used ZZ=$(test "aa" "bb") because I want to set...
I used ZZ=$(test "aa" "bb") because I want to set ZZ to the result of that function using those 2 options/parms.

However, when I echo the content of $ZZ, it is empty.

In my testz library...
Forum: AIX 03-10-2010
1,254
Posted By Browser_ice
Custom libraries possible on AIX 4.2 ?
I had started writting my own custom libraries on an AIX 4.2. Before finishing, I wanted to do a very simple test. So I wrote the followings:

test.sh
#!/bin/ksh
. testlib.sh
ZZ=testz "aa" "bb"...
Forum: AIX 03-09-2010
2,143
Posted By Browser_ice
but what if some of those variables need to have...
but what if some of those variables need to have their content changed everyday ?

Most of my intended variables won't change their contant but some will.

ex:
we have a specific file that we...
Forum: AIX 03-09-2010
2,143
Posted By Browser_ice
Best way to setup my own environmental variables ?
I am writing a few korn scripts to be used by all our operators on several 4.1/4.2 AIX servers.

I want to create environmental variables that once set, can be read/modified by my scripts (ex:...
1,192
Posted By Browser_ice
Platform trends (what to aim for to become a sys admin)
I am currently an AIX operator at IBM (Montreal Canada). In my career path, I wish to become a system admin. I know about Linux because I'v had ubuntu at home for 2 years.

What platform should I...
Forum: AIX 02-19-2010
3,096
Posted By Browser_ice
fsck ran on a filesystem hosting an oracle DB ?
One of our tasks in the office is to do database backups. We were taught (us all operators working here) that it is done via a bunch of specialized scripts. Those scripts are at least 10 years old...
Forum: AIX 02-19-2010
3,786
Posted By Browser_ice
AIX running as a virtual client ?
Me and a co-worker were wondering if by any chances there are any Virtual AIX available to run on either Windows or (preferably) a Linux flavor.

That would help us a lot for practicing AIX admin...
Forum: AIX 10-25-2009
15,915
Posted By Browser_ice
User script folder standard location ?
I am starting to accumulate a few scripts that I working on to replace operational scripts and to have a few for my personal usage. I am not an admin, just an operator.

They are currently located...
Forum: AIX 10-23-2009
1,746
Posted By Browser_ice
Works only on the first rlogin. I am on...
Works only on the first rlogin.

I am on Server-A
Open up an xterm
log on to Server-B
who am I shows Server-A
on that same window I do rlogin Server-C
who am I shows Server-B


We have 22...
Forum: AIX 10-23-2009
1,746
Posted By Browser_ice
Hostname of where any windows is opened ?
Is it possible to get the hostname of the server we are currently working on (physically) even if we have rlogged/tn to another one ?

There is this DISPLAY variable we always have to setup...
Forum: AIX 08-29-2009
2,670
Posted By Browser_ice
aix 4.2 "compress" : any issues with files bigger then 1Gig ?
To speed up our backups, I found a way to compress all the backups files without running out of space. But before starting to use this in our procedures, I want to know if the command 'compress' has...
Forum: AIX 08-20-2009
5,044
Posted By Browser_ice
We are not using any options to verify the tape....
We are not using any options to verify the tape. We are manually doing a software reading test on the tapes to see if they are readable.

ex:
if a backup was done with Tar, we verity the tape...
Forum: AIX 08-14-2009
5,859
Posted By Browser_ice
rsh server "script..." which $PATH is used ?
When running a script on a distant server via rsh, what is the $PATH used ?

I had done a script in the /usr/local/bin but the rsh reported it did not find it. So I assume it is using a separate...
Forum: AIX 08-14-2009
5,044
Posted By Browser_ice
Tape backups: do you always verify them after doing them ?
It may seam a bit odd that I ask this question.

After you have done your backups to tapes, do you verify the content of the tapes ?

- never
- sometimes
- always



The reason I am asking...
Forum: AIX 08-04-2009
4,964
Posted By Browser_ice
Thank you. Seams to be working.
Thank you.

Seams to be working.
Forum: AIX 08-04-2009
4,964
Posted By Browser_ice
Dynamic $PS1 content on AIX 4.2 ?
I am trying to set a dynamic PS1 that will change its content no matter what the user does. But I am finding that the shell variables I put in it do not get refreshed.

One simple example of what I...
Forum: AIX 07-30-2009
2,119
Posted By Browser_ice
Anyone familiar with the application FMS ?
Fault Management System. I think it is an in-house application but I am not sure. So if there are people out there that know this application, I have a few questions about it.
Forum: AIX 07-22-2009
2,441
Posted By Browser_ice
Need explanation of 'who -d' output
Can someone tell me what the output of 'who -d' is ?

What's causing the process in the list to be there ?

What can be done to get rid of / fix those process ?

Are those process simple...
Forum: AIX 07-21-2009
8,247
Posted By Browser_ice
Anything new on this problem ?
Anything new on this problem ?
Forum: AIX 07-21-2009
2,777
Posted By Browser_ice
I am already looking at using DD to dump to tape...
I am already looking at using DD to dump to tape but I am having problems. It is in another forum thread of mine (https://www.unix.com/aix/112261-aix-4-2-using-dd-dev-rmt0-producing-error.html).
...
Forum: AIX 07-21-2009
2,777
Posted By Browser_ice
/dev/rmt0 pointed to from an NFS of another server ?
I only about the principle of filesystems from the very basics on Linux and Windows. But I want to know if it is possible on an AIX 4.2 to create one NFS on a server which is pointing to a tape drive...
Forum: AIX 07-20-2009
8,443
Posted By Browser_ice
I get a message saying "uesensor: Command not...
I get a message saying "uesensor: Command not supported". So its there but does not seam to be implanted or simply does not work with this system.
Forum: AIX 07-20-2009
8,443
Posted By Browser_ice
AIX 4.2 temperature monitoring tools included ?
Are there any AIX 4.2 commands that would give me the ability to monitor the hardware temperature ?

I did a forum search and found nothing about AIX. I checked the 'diag' command but it does not...
Forum: AIX 07-16-2009
8,247
Posted By Browser_ice
I will never get access to open up any server...
I will never get access to open up any server cases.

the uname -m worked on my 22 servers and is showing all different model numbers (which I assume is ok).

Here is the uname -m of the first...
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