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November 2, 2012 | Volume 9 Issue 44


TOP STORY: TechTip: Locate and Get Information About AIX Files
FEATURED ARTICLE: Modernization Webinar: Make Innovation a Priority
ADVERTORIAL: Partner TechTip: Help! I Forgot My IBM i Password (Again!)
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: ICS Announces FormsTrack iDelivery
EVENT: Automate and Secure File Transfers Without Programming
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Locate and Get Information About AIX Files

With these techniques, administrators like you become much more efficient.

david tansleyWritten by David Tansley

Every object on AIX is a file. So it makes sense to understand a bit more about the types of files, the file sizes, and the handy commands to locate them. Each file has an inode, and the inode to a file contains information about ownership, permissions, file access times, plus other attributes relating to that particular file. In a nutshell, the inode holds all the information about the file. On AIX (or any UNIX/Linux system), there may be some files with the same inode number; however, they would reside on different file systems. The inode will be unique within that file system.


Feature Article - Programming
Modernization Webinar: Make Innovation a Priority

Proper planning is the key.

eden wattWritten by Eden Watt

Editor's Note: This article introduces the Able-One webinar on application modernization.


Technology is now the leading factor for innovation in 71 percent of businesses, according to an IBM study. IT professionals have become acutely aware of this over the past decade, with the exponential progress of the Internet, social media, mobility, cloud computing, and the possibilities with advanced software and infrastructure. IT management is under pressure to maintain mission-critical operations while leading their organization forward at a rapid pace with these capabilities.


Advertorial - PowerTech
Partner TechTip: Help! I Forgot My IBM i Password (Again!)

Discover the euphoria of self-service password reset.

robin tatamWritten by Robin Tatam

Since the dawn of the technological age, stories have abounded of users writing passwords on Post-It notes and in logbooks. That's because good passwords are hard to devise and even harder to remember. When we concoct one, we hang on to it. What's worse, we use the same username and password everywhere. Many experts believe passwords represent one of the greatest security vulnerabilities; however, they remain a necessary evil. The reality is that passwords will be around for the foreseeable future. And for every password that exists, there's a user who will forget it.


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