AIX commands with examples

AIX commands with examples

To list the default group for current user: few aix commands with examples

#id -gn

To list all system groups for current user:

#id -Gn

To list the attribute of user root:

#lsuser root

To list the attributes of all users:

#lsuser ALL

To list the home directory of all users:

#lsuser -a HOME ALL

To list the authentication method for all users:

#lsuser -a auth1 auth2 ALL

To list expiry date:

#lsuser -a expires ALL

To list all system identifications for current user:


To check account lock status of all users:

#lsuser -a account_locked ALL

To enable the user ravi:

#chuser -a login=true ravi

Enable ravi to login remotely:

#chuser -a rlogin=true ravi

Creates user aravi with default values in /usr/lib/security/mkuser.defalault:

#mkuser aravi

Create user kumar without su facility:

#mkuser su=false kumar

To remove user ravi:

#rmuser ravi

To remove user aravi and his all attributes:

#rmuser -p aravi

List users with tty nos and ip numbers:


Lists history of login logout system startup and shutdowns:

#who /var/adm/wtmp

To list the run level:

#who -r

To verify user:

#usrck -n ravi

To list the current user:

#who am i /who -m

To create the group arkit:

#mkgroup arkit

To add users l1 l2 and l3 to arkit group:

#chgroup users=l1,l2,l3 arkit

To list all usernames:

#lsuser -a ALL

To delete the group arkit:

#rmgroup arkit

To change the authentication methods:


To change the unsuccessful login count:

#chuser unsuccessful_login_count=0 aravi

To change lame’s password (you can easily do this also via ssh if it’s needed):

#echo "lame:new_password" | chpasswd -c


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