dndir - Display VMS directories
[-sdpbolcntVh] [-w width] [-f filename width]
dndir displays the contents of directories on VMS systems.
It behaves similarly to the ls
command in that, by default, it will
display filenames in columns across the screen if the output is a TTY or in a
single column otherwise. Options can be added to the command line to display
more information about the files or to adjust the column widths.
The directory name should be in the usual transparent DECnet format of
node"user password"::directory (see EXAMPLES
). If a wildcard
specification is omitted from the command line then *.*;* is assumed.
As with the dncopy
commands, the VMS file specification
should be enclosed in single quote marks to protect special characters from
- Shows the VMS file size in 512-byte blocks or bytes if the
-b switch is present.
- Shows the file creation date.
- Shows the file protection.
- Shows the file's owner.
- Shows the file size in bytes rather than 512 byte
- Long format - shows all of the above (including the file
size in bytes)
- Show the total number of blocks in all the files listed.
Note that this works even if you did not ask for the size to be
- -T connect timeout
- Specifies the maximum amount of time the command will wait
to establish a connection with the remote node. a 0 here will cause it to
wait forever. The default is 60 seconds
- Show (nearly) everything about the file. Like DIR/FULL
- Do not show the header line with the VMS directory name on
it. This is useful for embedding dndir in a pipeline.
- Force the output to single column even on a TTY.
- -w N
- Sets the width of a column to be N characters. The
default is 22. This option only has an effect on the brief (default)
output to a TTY device.
- -f N
- Sets the width of the displayed filename to be N
characters. The default is 18. If the filename is longer than this number
then any requested file attributes will be displayed on the next
- -h -?
- Displays help for using the command.
- Show the version of the tools package that dncopy comes
dndir 'tramp"christine pjc123"::[.pics.cats]*.jpg'
dndir 'trisha"system -"::sys$system:*.exe'
Prompts for a password rather than typing it on the command line.