I sprang upon two references to AIX 5.4 in official IBM documentation:
The first is from the Performance Tools Guide and Reference:
The second is from the documentation about Enhanced JFS (JFS2):
As I recall, AIX 5.4 was the name of the new release following on from 5.3. (That information gleaned from our highly paid researchers). Then the marketing guys thought that AIX 6 would be a more suitable operating system name to be running on Power6, so AIX 5.4 was renamed as AIX 6 with the stroke of an electronic pen and the revision of hundreds of pages of documentation, interoperability guides and marketing info.
So if you see references to AIX 5.4 and wonder whether you were asleep as the AIX train passed through that station, rest easy. They renamed the station to AIX 6.
Geek Party Tricks
Long time readers of AIX Down Under might recall some of the great Geek Party Tricks and Games we've seen:
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- The cd shuffle ; and (in the same post) using the tilde (~) to refer to home directories
- The AIX one-character commands (winning prize: a "Get-a-Life!" t-shirt)
- Hunting down references to never released AIX versions in official documentation.