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Tool and Method for Verifying Layout of Files on a File System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118738D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gaertner, DB: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a tool and method for verifying the correct placement of files on a file system. A list of files and various attributes, including national language version, is created and used as input to the tool. The tool then checks the list against the actual files created in a file system.

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Tool and Method for Verifying Layout of Files on a File System

      Disclosed is a tool and method for verifying the correct
placement of files on a file system.  A list of files and various
attributes, including national language version, is created and used
as input to the tool.  The tool then checks the list against the
actual files created in a file system.

      A file system is to be created that is supposed to contain a
specific set of files.  This invention is the tool that checks for
proper file creation and placement by verifying the existence of
those files and that each of those files have the proper specified
associated data items.

      The user creates a configuration file containing the expected
placement and contents of files on the file system.  The user creates
the configuration file directly with an editor or via a Graphical
User Interface (GUI).  The configuration file is a list of files to
be checked.  Each file listed in the configuration file contains a
set of associated data items.

      The data items contained in the configuration file include the
following for each file to be searched for:
  1.  file name and path of file to search for,
  2.  an excerpt of a string or other data that is expected
       to be found in the file,
  3.  the national language of the excerpt (for example, English,
       German, or French),
  4.  method to use for searching in the file for the excerpt.

The set of available search methods to be invoked on a file include
the following:
  1.  text search
  2.  search extracted strings from binary file
  3.  Unzip (a form of data deco...