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Old 08-02-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question Setting ulimits

What is the best way to set ulimits on Aix?
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the best way would be to set this in

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This way is an easy and transparent way to set limits for each user.

However if you'd like to change the default limits that apply for everyone not listed in /etc/security/limits separately, I'd say just edit the default stanza in /etc/security/limits. I'm sure there is a command for it, but I can't find it at the moment.
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the command is "chuser". usually, you run "lsuser username" first to check the parameters. then run "chuser <parameter> username".
example, to change the hard limit for filesize:

chuser fsize_hard=-1 username

the file /etc/security/limits should then reflect the changes.


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