I am a complete idiot as far as linux is concerned. Is there a
interface similar to SMIT for AIX in linux.
Don't know offhand, but there are man pages for commands, and if you areQuote:> I am a complete idiot as far as linux is concerned. Is there a
> interface similar to SMIT for AIX in linux.
And you might also try 'locate doc'.
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> Don't know offhand, but there are man pages for commands, and if you are
> not quite sure what a command is called, you can use 'whatis' or
> 'apropos'. Also the locate command can help locate filenames (commands),
> which is usually updated if you leave your box on overnight. See:
> man man
> man whatis
> man apropos
> man locate
> And you might also try 'locate doc'.
There are several tools offering "Barneyfied" interfaces not entirely
unlike SMIT that can be used on Linux.
All three may be readily located at the URL below, or via simple web
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> > I am a complete idiot as far as linux is concerned. Is there a
> > interface similar to SMIT for AIX in linux.
> You might want to look at webmin or linuxconf.
I am facing a problem with execution of commands from within the shell
script. The following is the trouble maker.
The command when executed from the prompt behaves as follows when the
host 'courage' is not available
$ ping -c1 -w1 courage >/dev/null 2>&1 || echo courage is down
courage is down
Now assume that the same text is in a script variable
EXEC_STR="ping -c1 -w1 courage >/dev/null 2>&1 || echo courage is down"
and i execute it by
exec $EXEC_STR or ` echo $EXEC_STR `
I get the following message
ping [-adDfLnoPqQrRv] [-c count] [-g gateway] [-h host] [-i interval]
[-l preload] [-p pattern] [-s size] [-t tos] [-T ttl] [-w maxwait]
[-E policy] host
but if the the command in the string was as follows ...
EXEC_STR="ping -c1 -w1 courage"
the ping command works.
I need the command to behave normally with the above mentioned
Your expert help is needed.
Thanks in advance.