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Modifying /etc/inittab entries without using vi


These are the steps for modifying /etc/inittab without using Vi editor in AIX.

Before editing  take a copy the inittab file to a file named inittab.old

cp –p /etc/inittab /etc/inittab.old

#mkitab ---------->Adds records to the /etc/inittab file.

# mkitab "xcmd:2:respawn:find / -type f > /dev/null 2>&1"

#lsitab ------------>Lists records in the /etc/inittab file

lsitab xcmd

#chitab Changes records in the /etc/inittab file.

# chitab "xcmd:2:once:find / -type f > /dev/null 2>&1"

#rmitab  ---> Removes records from the /etc/inittab file.

# rmitab xcmd

# lsitab xcmd

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