Subject: Re: It lives!
To: Paul A Vixie <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/14/2001 01:21:05
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:[000000] gives you the first two parts. 
> almost.  it turns out "DIR ddan:[*...]" does it recursively, whereas
> "DIR ddan:[000000]" only shows you the top level.

Well, he did say "ls -l", not "ls -lR". :-)

> > 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.

By "rooted logical name" I assume you mean things like "DUA0:[SYSTEM.]"
Since I don't have any VMS systems at hand I don't know what happens in
this case, but I would still assume it did what I expected. That is, show
me the directories belowe that point. But that's guessing on my part...
Hmmm, or are you talking about logical names that expand to search lists?


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