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Utility to Move the Directory Path of a File's Alias

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105903D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lenharth, SA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to provide a capability to change the directory path of a file's alias in the current version of LAN Server. Currently, the only way the directory path can be changed is by deleting the alias and creating a new alias with the new directory path. Also, the LAN administrator has to define the access control permissions for the new directory path.

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Utility to Move the Directory Path of a File's Alias

      Disclosed is a method to provide a capability to change the
directory path of a file's alias in the current version of LAN
Server.  Currently, the only way the directory path can be changed is
by deleting the alias and creating a new alias with the new directory
path.  Also, the LAN administrator has to define the access control
permissions for the new directory path.

      If the drive partition on which the directory path of a files
alias is defined, becomes full, the LAN administrator has to delete
the alias and create a new alias on another server or on a different
partition on the same server.  This is very tedious as the
administrator has to manually copy all the resources (files) under
the alias directory and assign the same access control permissions to
all the resources.

      A LAN Server utility "MOVALIAS" was developed that changes the
directory path of a files alias to a new path specified.  By using
the MOVALIAS utility, LAN administrators can easily move the
directory path of a current file alias to a different path without
having to create a new alias.

    The syntax of MOVALIAS is

    MOVALIAS alias path  [server]  [copy]  [delete]

    where
    alias      Is the name of the alias whose directory path needs to
               be changed.

    path       Is the new directory path for the alias.

    server     Is the server name where t...