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AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices

Commands for AIX System Administration for BSD 4.3 System Managers

This list contains commands that are specifically for administering the AIX environment.

bosboot (1) Initializes a boot device.
bootlist (1) Alters the list of boot devices (or the ordering of these devices in the list) available to the system.
cfgmgr(1) Configures devices by running the programs in /etc/methods directory.
chcons (1) Redirects the system console to device or file, effective next startup
chdev(1) Changes a device's characteristics.
chdisp (1) Changes the display used by the low-function terminal (LFT) subsystem.
checkcw(1) Prepares constant-width text for the troff command.
checkeq(1) Checks documents formatted with memorandum macros.
checkmm(1) Checks documents formatted with memorandum macros.
checknr (1) Checks nroff and troff files.
chfont(1) Changes the default font selected at boot time.
chfs(1) Changes attributes of a file system.
chgroup (1) Changes attributes for groups.
chgrpmem (1) Changes the administrators or members of a group.
chhwkbd (1) Changes the low function terminal (LFT) keyboard attributes stored in the Object Data Manager (ODM) database.
chitab(1) Changes records in the /etc/inittab file.
chkbd(1) Changes the default keyboard map used by the low-function terminal (LFT) at system startup.
chkey(1) Changes your encryption key.
chlang Sets LANG environment variable in /etc/environment file for next login.
chlicense (1) There are two types of user licensing, fixed and floating. Fixed licensing is always enabled, and the number of licenses can be changed through the -u option. Floating licensing can be enabled or disabled (on or off) through the -f option.
chlv(1) Changes the characteristics of a logical volume.
chnamsv (1) Changes TCP/IP-based name service configuration on a host.
chprtsv (1) Changes a print service configuration on a client or server machine.
chps(1) Changes attributes of a paging space.
chpv(1) Changes the characteristics of a physical volume in a volume group.
chque(1) Changes the queue name.
chquedev (1) Changes the printer or plotter queue device names.
chssys (1) Changes a subsystem definition in the subsystem object class.
chtcb(1) Changes or queries the trusted computing base attribute of a file.
chtz Changes the system time zone information.
chuser(1) Changes attributes for the specified user.
chvfs(1) Changes entries in the /etc/vfs file.
chvg(1) Sets the characteristics of a volume group.
chvirprt (1) Changes the attribute values of a virtual printer.
crfs (1) Adds a file system.
crvfs(1) Creates entries in the /etc/vfs file.
exportvg (1) Exports the definition of a volume group from a set of physical volumes.
extendvg (1) Adds physical volumes to a volume group.
grpck(1) Verifies the correctness of a group definition.
importvg(1) Imports a new volume group definition from a set of physical volumes.
lsallq (1) Lists the names of all configured queues.
lsallqdev (1) Lists all configured printer and plotter queue device names within a specified queue.
lsdisp(1) Lists the displays currently available on the system.
lsfont(1) Lists the fonts available for use by the display.
lsfs(1) Displays the characteristics of file systems.
lsgroup(1) Displays the attributes of groups.
lsitab(1) Lists the records in the /etc/inittab file.
lskbd(1) Lists the keyboard maps currently available to the low-function terminal (LFT) subsystem.
lslicense (1) Displays the number of fixed licenses and the status of floating licensing.
lslpp (1) Lists optional program products.
lsnamsv (1) Shows name service information stored in the database.
lsprtsv (1) Shows print service information stored in the database.
lsps Lists paging space and attributes.
lsque(1) Displays the queue stanza name.
lsquedev (1) Displays the device stanza name.
lssrc(1) Gets the status of a subsystem, a group of subsystems, or a subserver.
lsuser(1) Displays attributes of user accounts.
lsvfs(1) Lists entries in the /etc/vfs file.
mkcatdefs (1) Preprocesses a message source file.
runcat(1) Pipes the output data from the mkcatdefs command to the gencat command.
mkdev(1) Adds a device to the system.
mkfont (1) Adds the font code associated with a display to the system.
mkfontdir (1) Creates a fonts.dir file from a directory of font files.
mkgroup (1) Creates a new group.
mkitab(1) Makes records in the /etc/inittab file.
mklv(1) Creates a logical volume.
mklvcopy (1) Adds copies to a logical volume.
mknamsv (1) Configures TCP/IP-based name service on a host for a client.
mknotify (1) Adds a notify method definition to the notify object class.
mkprtsv (1) Configures TCP/IP-based print service on a host.
mkps(1) Add an additional paging space to the system.
mkque(1) Adds a printer queue to the system.
mkquedev (1) Adds a printer queue device to the system.
mkserver (1) Adds a subserver definition to the subserver object class.
mkssys(1) Adds a subsystem definition to the subsystem object class.
mksysb Backs up mounted file systems in the rootvg volume group for subsequent reinstallation.
mkszfile Records size of mounted file systems in the rootvg volume group for reinstallation.
mktcpip (1) Sets the required values for starting TCP/IP on a host.
mkuser (1) Creates a new user account.
mkuser.sys (1) Customizes a new user account.
mkvg(1) Creates a volume group.
mkvirprt (1) Makes a virtual printer.
odmadd(1) Adds objects to created object classes.
odmchange (1) Changes the contents of a selected object in the specified object class.
odmcreate (1) Produces the .c (source) and .h (include) files necessary for ODM application development and creates empty object classes.
odmdelete (1) Deletes selected objects from a specified object class.
odmdrop (1) Removes an object class.
odmget(1) Retrieves objects from the specified object classes and places them into an odmadd input file.
odmshow (1) Displays an object class definition on the screen.
pwdck(1) Verifies the correctness of local authentication information.
redefinevg Redefines the set of physical volumes of the given volume group in the device configuration database.
reducevg (1) Removes physical volumes from a volume group. When all physical volumes are removed from the volume group, the volume group is deleted.
reorgvg (1) Reorganizes the physical partition allocation for a volume group.
restbase (1) Restores customized information from the boot image.
rmdel(1) Removes a delta from a Source Code Control System (SCCS) file.
rmdev(1) Removes a device from the system.
rmf(1) Removes folders and the messages they contain.
rmfs(1) Removes a file system.
rmgroup(1) Removes a group.
rmitab(1) Removes records in the /etc/inittab file.
rmlv(1) Removes logical volumes from a volume group.
rmlvcopy (1) Removes copies from a logical volume.
rmm(1) Removes messages.
rmnamsv (1) Unconfigures TCP/IP-based name service on a host.
rmnotify (1) Removes a notify method definition from the notify object class.
rmprtsv (1) Unconfigures a print service on a client or server machine.
rmps(1) Removes a paging space from the system.
rmque(1) Removes a printer queue from the system.
rmquedev (1) Removes a printer or plotter queue device from the system.
rmserver (1) Removes a subserver definition from the subserver object class.
rmssys(1) Removes a subsystem definition from the subsystem object class.
rmuser(1) Removes a user account.
rmvfs(1) Removes entries in the /etc/vfs file.
rmvirprt (1) Removes a virtual printer.
savebase (1) Saves base customized device data in the ODM onto the boot device.
syncvg (1) Synchronizes logical volume copies that are not current.
usrck(1) Verifies the correctness of a user definition.
varyoffvg(1) Deactivates a volume group.
varyonvg (1) Activates a volume group.

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