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Set MetaData Archive Bit

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In Brief

This perl script allows a user to set or clear the metadata archive bit on a specified NSS file.


Product Categories:
  • NetWare
  • Open Enterprise Server
  • Posted:4 Jan 2007
    File Size:3KB
    Publisher:Dean Giles


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    This perl script allows a user to set or clear the metadata archive bit on a specified NSS file. It uses the Virtual File Services (Originally called Virtual File Services for NetWare) which were ported over to Linux. The SDK for this API set can be downloaded from The objective of the tool is to add a trustee to a file using XML as specified in the VFS for NetWare specification. It is intended to be used as a sample script for developers that may want to use the VFS API set to view and manage storage.

    How to Use the file: is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the Linux server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.

    To run the perl script type:

    perl /path/file_name.ext yes/no <enter>
    Where /path/file_name.ext is the fully qualified name of an NSS file complete with leading slash and the path.
    And where yes means to set the bit and no means to clear the bit.

    Example: perl /media/nss/NSS1/file.txt yes <enter>

    Sample output:

    grep57:/a # perl /media/nss/NSS1/file.txt yes
    file is now open
    File Name: +</_admin/Manage_NSS/files.cmd
    Request Sent: <virtualIO><datastream name="command"/></virtualIO><fileRequest><fileInfo><setFileInfo><fileName>/media/nss/NSS1/file.txt</fileName><attributes><attrArchive enabled="yes"/></attributes></setFileInfo></fileInfo></fileRequest>
    <result value="0"><description>success</description></result>
    <result value="0"><description>zOK</description></result>

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