Subject: Re: It lives!
To: NetBSD port-vax <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert F Schaefer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/2001 20:08:36
On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> > > Does anyone know how to do the VMS equiv. of 'cd /D && ls -l | less' where
> > > `D' is the literal mount point? I hate to blow away a whole disk without
> > > seeing what's on it first.
> > DIR xx: gives you the first two parts.
> almost. it turns out "DIR ddan:[*...]" does it recursively, whereas
> "DIR ddan:" only shows you the top level.
[000000...] also recurses thru the tree. I don't quite have my thumb on
subdirs yet, but I think it's something like [000000.foo.bar] for
/foo/bar. Subdirs show up in the directory list as `FOO.DIR' and `BAR.DIR'.
IIRC they had versions, too. I wonder if they can be copied like a regular
> > Oh, and xx: should be replaced by whatever device you want to look at.
> yes. and it should be a real device rather than a rooted logical name, else
> the results are bizarre.
VMS doesn't have a unified filespace, does it? More along the lines of
(Uhg, but it shows what I mean!) C: and D:, right?
My VAX mounted dka200 on `D', butI have to type dir dka200 to get
a directory. If I have to specify the device to get to a file, why bother
with a mount point? Is there something here that I'm missing?
I know there's an FTPable kernel image out there with support for m90 SCSI,
but the changes haven't made it into the release kernel on the distribution
CD, have they? A brief glance at dka200 indicates it's mostly old
datafiles. I'll probably zap 'em, I couldn't in good conscience do too
much with that stuff-- the place that `donated' the VAX to me might be
clueless about sensitive data, but it was in a dumpster behind a fence...