Lot of system admin tasks can be done by using the SMITTY utility in AIX.

Few Examples,

#smit mktcpip		# configure network parameters
#smit chfs # change file system, eg grow/extend it.
#smit lsprt # list printers (don't list all, may need to go thru long menu)
#smit installp # Add new software
#smit update # add patches
#smit update_all # automatic add patches to existing sw, no complain if patch is not relevant

smitty fastpath:

Action Prefix Device Abbreviation
------ ------ ------ ------------
(add) mk (printer) prt
(change) ch (tty) tty
(list) ls (pty) pty
(remove) rm (disk) dsk
(cdrom) cdr
(diskette) dskt
(tape) tpe
(adapter) adp

F3 or ESC, 3 Cancel, go back
F4 or ESC, 4 Provide list of items to choose from
F6 or ESC, 6 Show command that smit will actually run
F10 or ESC, 10 Exit smitty

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