7.5 Managing Attributes for Directories and Files

Administrators can configure NetWare directory and file attributes using the following methods:

For information about NetWare directory and file attributes and how to apply them, see Section 6.6, Directory and File Attributes for NSS Volumes or NetWare Traditional Volumes.

7.5.1 Using Novell NetStorage

  1. Open your Web browser to NetStorage and log in.

    For information, see Section 7.1.1, Accessing Novell NetStorage.

  2. Right-click the directory or file you want to manage, then select Properties.

  3. Click the NetWare Info tab, select or deselect attributes for the selected directory or file, then click Apply.

    Although the option label refers to NetWare, use the option for your Linux and NetWare NSS volumes.

    Select from the following attributes:

    • Read only
    • Archive
    • Hidden
    • Shareable
    • Transactional
    • Purge immediate
    • Rename inhibit
    • Delete inhibit
    • Copy inhibit

    For information, see Section 6.6, Directory and File Attributes for NSS Volumes or NetWare Traditional Volumes

7.5.2 Using the Novell Client

Administrators and users with trustee rights can specify some file system attributes for directories and files, using the Novell® Client™ on their workstations.

  1. In a file manager, right-click the network directory or file, select Properties, then click NetWare Info.

    Attributes for a File Shown in the Properties Dialog Box
  2. In the Attributes area, select the attribute to enable it, then click Apply.

    The attribute change is applied only if all the following conditions are met:

    • The user has the correct trustee rights necessary to modify the selected attribute.
    • The attribute must be a viable attribute for the underlying file system where the file resides. For example, some attributes apply only to NetWare Traditional volumes.
    • The attribute must be enforceable by NCP or NSS in the current network configuration.
  3. Click OK.

7.5.3 Using Novell Remote Manager (NetWare)

  1. In Novell Remote Manager for NetWare, click Manage Server Volumes to open the Volume Management page.

  2. Click the Volume link of the volume you want to manage.

  3. Browse to select the directory or file you want to manage.

  4. View the resource’s attributes in the Attributes column.

    Sample Directory and File List in Novell Remote Manager
  5. To modify the attributes, click the Attributes link.

    Sample Folder Attributes Page in Novell Remote Manager
  6. Select or deselect the check box for the attribute you want to set.

  7. Click OK.

7.5.4 Using the NetWare GUI (NetWare)

  1. In your NetWare GUI console, browse to the directory or file you want to view or change the attributes of.

  2.  Right-click the directory or file to open its Properties page.

    Sample Directory Properties Page for the NetWare GUI
  3. View the attributes in the Attribute area.

  4. Select or deselect the check box for the attribute you want to set.

  5. Click OK.