Copying Files at the Console
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By John Jakus
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Posted: 30 Oct 2003
There are times when you need to copy files at the console. Say, the NIC driver is acting up and a client can't attach. Or maybe the NIC is causing a problem that prevents the GUI from being accessed on NetWare 5.x and 6.x.
With NetWare 5.x and 6.x you can shell out to a command prompt to do DOS-type file management commands. Here's how.
- First make sure that NSNINIT is loaded. If not load it.
- Next type NSNSHELL. This will take you to a command prompt.
- Now typical command such as "cd\system", "cd..", or "copy n100.lan sys:\n100.bad\n100.lan" can be performed.
- To get back to the console, type exit
Server> nsninit Server> nsnshell Novell Script for NetWare Version 2.0 Copyright <SERVER> SYS:\>autoexec.bas <SERVER> SYS:\>md testit <SERVER> SYS:\>cd system SYS:\SYSTEM\>copy n100.lan sys:\testit\n100.lan File n100.lan copied <SERVER> SYS:\SYSTEM\>cd\testit <SERVER> SYS:\testit\>dir Directory of SERVER/SYS:/testit . <DIR> .. <DIR> N100.LAN 73972 09/26/03 12:13:08 pm N100.LAN 2 Dir(s). 1 File(s) <SERVER> SYS:\testit
If you have any questions you may contact John at John.Jakus@Valence.com
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