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ajt (2546)

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Friday January 13, 2006
05:04 PM

AIX

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I've finished my week long IBM AIX training course. A very interesting experience. AIX is so different from anyother UNIX that a course that just covers it's unique attributes is very useful.

Next week it's back to the reality of normal life...

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  • I've finished my week long IBM AIX training course. A very interesting experience. AIX is so different from anyother UNIX that a course that just covers it's unique attributes is very useful.

    AIX and HPUX are both very different from all other unices, but in similar ways for similar reasons. Both were early attempts at making Unix IT-friendly (e.g., SMITy) which are to some extent captive to the installed base. What I miss most on AIX is POSIX ACEs ... AIX was an early adopter of ACLs, and the CMW ACL

    --
    Bill
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • I knew that AIX was an early Unix fork. I suppose it's trying to be friendly. SMITty isn't bad for tasks you do infrequently, but for common stuff it does get in the way.

      The Unix Rosetta Stone was mentioned on the course - everyone was converting/cross training from another Unix - so that proved most useful. I'd seen it before along time ago but forgotten about it.

      We run our SAP ERP system on AIX/Informix with Linux application servers. I'm part of the tiny team that looks after the H/W, Unix and SAP BA

      --
      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
      • I suppose it's trying to be friendly. SMITty isn't bad for tasks you do infrequently, but for common stuff it does get in the way.

        Most attempts at "friendly" are power-user hostile. :-/ The "lswhatever" commands are the commandline frequent/scriptable hooks that I use with SSH magic and Perl.

        The Unix Rosetta Stone was mentioned on the course - everyone was converting/cross training from another Unix - so that proved most useful. I'd seen it before along time ago but forgotten about it.

        Recently improv

        --
        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;
        • smitty isn't too bad, at least it only builds commands from the real tools, so you can see what it's about to do. On the whole I agree that a lot of these kind of automated tools do make your life harder as you gain more experience.

          I can see that living in an all AIX woruld would be nice. Alas I work in a 99% Windows world. I'm getting a happier at switching between Linux and AIX, now that understand AIX better.

          --
          -- "It's not magic, it's work..."