Searching for commands on Unix

Sometimes when you forget the exact command on unix but know what its supposed to do, you can use the nice “search” feature that’s built into “man”.

man-k

it searches all the man pages on the machine and retrieves the commands for you!

Example:
man –k memory
Gives you all the commands that have to do with memory…

apropos is a wrapper for man –k. so you can use that too.

Technical Documentation for AIX

http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/pseries/en_US/infocenter/base/aix.htm

AIX commands/Information

0403-013 There is not enough memory available to run the command

Replace

for FILENAME in `ls -1`
do
  process($FILENAME)
done

With

ls -1 > test.log
while read FILENAME
do
      process($FILENAME)
done < test.log

Perpetual post on AIX Developer links

  1. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-unix-find.html  – Find command in detail
  2. http://www.meilink.net/index.php?page=aixpage – useful AIX commands all in one page
  3. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix
  4. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/
  5. http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/
  6. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/v5r3/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.doc/doc/base/aixinformation.htm
  7. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/aix/library/au-vmm/ – AIX Page replacement strategy
  8. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/v5r3/topic/com.ibm.aix.doc/doc/base/commandsreference.htm – Command Reference
  9. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/v5r3/topic/com.ibm.aix.doc/doc/base/aixinformation.htm – AIX Information
  10. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/systems/articles/PerformanceandTuning.html
  11. http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/pseries/en_US/infocenter/base/aix.htm – Technical documentation for AIX