The NDIR (ndir) command allows you to view file attributes and compression information for all files in a volume or directory. You can use NDIR for NSS volumes on NetWare and for NSS volumes on Linux when NCP Server is running. NDIR is an MS-DOS* command that you run from a Windows desktop where you have mapped a drive letter to the network volume (or directory in a volume) that you want to manage.
Two useful statistics that NDIR provides areand . Subtracting one value from the other indicates how much space you need if all files are decompressed.
The following is an example report:
To generate a report on compression statistics for the volume:
For NSS on Linux volumes, make sure that NCP™ Server is configured and running.
The NDIR command requires the NCP protocol.
On your Windows desktop, open Explorer, then clickto map a drive letter to the NSS volume (or directory) you want to manage.
On your Windows desktop, clickto open an MS-DOS command window.
Navigate to the mapped drive using the Change Directory (cd) command. For example, if the mapped drive letter is N:, enter
Get a report on compression statistics by entering
ndir /comp /vol
For details about NDIR, see Section B.12, NDIR.