poor mans watch, watch for solaris


Here is a simple script that you can use as watch in Solaris as well.

Check out all the colors on you X window system.


If you ever wondered what combination of some colors would look like but did not really feel like setting them in your xterm just to check them out. Or if you wanted to know about all the colors on …

BASH Script Performace


Today we will look at some bash code snippests and the performance issues. Lets first look at the problem and the implemented solution: Problem: We needed to log the output of the ps command for all …

Rekursive Grep on Solaris or AIX Systems without GNU egrep -r funcionality


If you work regularly on a Solaris or systems which do not have the “-r” (recursive grep) for grep, then you know what a lifesaver this command can be. Here is one from command line fu: find . -type f …

Add ssh key to remote host


Image via Wikipedia […] If you are working on recent versions of the *nix OS like Fedora or Ubuntu then you would know about the commad ssh-copy-id. But if you land up using one of the older …

Solaris dump analysis


I had to debug a solaris crash dump and had no ides. Google search wasn’t much useful until finally I found this article: have a look at this article, this …

install all solaris software from http


If you are behind a firewall and install some software like top or wget then you can not use sunfreeware, and why because ftp is blocked. Now that is not the case any more, you can go the http mirror …

intercept stdout/stderr of another process or disowned process


The command is definately going to save your day if you have disowned the process by mistake. Only uses strace so might as well work on Solaris also, though not tried it. intercept stdout/stderr of …

bash script to run a command and take screenshot in every loop.


Couple of days back, I had posted a command to display a stop timer with bash and echo. There I had also put the following gif file: <img class="size-medium wp-image-2555" …

[Solution] Solaris issue with wget not resolving Domain name (DNS name lookup failure)


Today I was working with <a class="zem_slink" title="Solaris (operating system)" rel="homepage" href="">Solaris and after I had …

Free Solaris Ebook


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Solaris one liners

2010/06/29 […] Unix/Solaris: One-Liners Source: […] Listed here are a bunch of unix commands. […] …

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