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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 6

xmaintm Command


Starts Maintain Installed Software, a Visual System Management (VSM) application.




The xmaintm command starts Maintain Installed Software, one of the Visual System Management (VSM) applications. Maintain Installed Software is a graphical interface that enables you to perform installation maintence tasks through direct manipulation of objects (icons), freeing you from entering complex command syntax or from searching through menus.

The Maintain Installed Software session creates or adds to the smit.log and smit.script files in your home directory. (These are the same files appended when you run a SMIT session.) The commands built and run by Maintain Installed Software are added to the end of the smit.log file along with the command output. The time, name of the task, and the command (flags and parameters included) are added to the end of the smit.script file in a format that can easily be used to create executable shell scripts.


To start Maintain Installed Software, enter:


To see a list tasks you can perform on an object or area, press the right mouse button to display its pop-up menu. Read the text in the Information Area for help on the objects and areas.


smit.log Specifies detailed information on your session, with time stamps.
smit.script Specifies the task commands run during your session, with time stamps.

Related Information

Maintaining Optional Software in AIX Installation Guide.

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