Archive for the 'Solaris' Category



Oct 13 2009

Command History with Arrow Keys in ksh

Published by under Aix,Linux,Misc,Solaris

Arrows aren’t used in ksh as a default. To enable command history like in Bash, add the following lines in the .profile or .kshrc file:  ^P, ^N, etc aren’t one single character. Enter Ctrl-V and Ctrl-P to display them in vi. Auto-completion is only available for files, not commands. Press either twice on the escape key, […]

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Dec 21 2008

Linux and Solaris Package Managers

Published by under Linux,Solaris

Here’s a package managers basic commands quick reminder/comparative for (in this order) – Linux Debian/Ubuntu, – Linux Redhat/Suse and – Solaris/OpenSolaris.   rpm and dpkg are basic package managers while yum (rpm) and apt-get/aptitude (dpkg) manage dependancies and (online) repositories.   # List ALL installed packages dpkg –list rpm -qa | grep rpm pkginfo   […]

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Nov 07 2008

Additional Swap in File on Linux/Solaris

Published by under Linux,Solaris

You need more swap but there’s no more disk space left to create a partition? Here’s a quick and easy fix creating a swap file on the existing filesystem. No reboot needed! Solaris Linux Do not use swap files on a personal computer that is configured to “suspend to disk” since it requires a dedicated […]

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