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Utilities Reference

Utilities Reference gives you essential information about NetWare® utilities. For more information about each utility, see the online help for that utility.

For step-by-step instructions to accomplish specific tasks, or for information on NetWare concepts, follow the cross-reference links listed with the respective utilities.

Some new utilities have been included with NetWare 6. Some NetWare utilities have been discontinued, while others have been combined with related utilities.

Before you can work effectively with NetWare 6 utilities, you must have a basic understanding about the NDS® and Novell® eDirectoryTM infrastructures. For more information, see the online NDS and eDirectory documentation.

Documentation Conventions

In Novell documentation, a greater-than symbol (>) is used to separate actions within a step and items in a cross-reference path.

Also, a trademark symbol (®, TM, etc.) denotes a Novell trademark. An asterisk (*) denotes a third-party trademark.

In this Utilities Reference, certain command syntax conventions are used. The following MAP example illustrates several of these conventions, and the subsequent table lists and explains all the possible conventions.

MAP [P | NP] [option] drive:= [drive:|path]

HINT:  Unless specifically noted otherwise in the documentation, text typed at command line prompts, in configuration files, etc., is not case sensitive and can be entered in either upper- or lowercase letters.

Convention Explanation

Boldface characters

Boldface characters indicate items that you type at the prompt, such as commands.

Italicized characters

Italicized characters indicate variables that you replace with information pertinent to your task.


Ellipses indicate that parameters, options, or settings can be repeated.

[ ]

An item enclosed in square brackets is optional. You can enter the command with or without the item.

[[ ]]

Items enclosed by nested square brackets are optional. But if you use the items within the innermost brackets, you must also use the items within the outer brackets.


When items are separated by a delimiter bar, you can use either item, but not both.

{ }

Braces indicate that you must choose at least one of the enclosed options.

< >

Angle brackets enclose a descriptive name for any value that is provided as output by a computer.

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