Linux Set File IDs


This Perl script sets the creator, archiver, modifier, and metaDataModifier of a specified NSS file to an eDir user with the format .CN=user.O=organization.T=TREE_NAME. It uses the Virtual File Services (Originally called Virtual File Services for NetWare) which were ported over to Linux. The SDK for this API set can be downloaded from The objective of the tool is to view user owner ids for an NSS file using XML as specified in the VFS for NetWare specification. It is intended to be used as a sample script for developers that may want to use the VFS API set to view and manage storage.

How to Use the file: is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the Linux server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.

To run the perl script type:

perl volume:path/file_name.ext  <enter> 

Where /path/file_name.ext is the fully qualified name of an NSS file complete with leading slash and the path.

Example: perl /media/nss/NSS1/file.txt .CN=user.O=organization.T=TREE_NAME.<enter>

Sample output:

grep57:/a # perl /media/nss/NSS1/file.txt .CN=admin.O=sms.T=GREPTREE.
file is now open
File Name: </_admin/Manage_NSS/files.cmd
Request Sent: <virtualIO><datastream name="command"/></virtualIO><fileRequest>
<result value="0"><description>success</description></result>
<result value="0"><description>zOK</description></result>


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