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       dndir - Display VMS directories


       dndir [options] directory
       [-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  and  dntype commands, the VMS file specification
       should be enclosed in single quote marks to protect special  characters
       from the shell.


       -s     Shows  the  VMS  file size in 512-byte blocks or bytes if the -b
              switch is present.

       -d     Shows the file creation date.

       -p     Shows the file protection.

       -o     Shows the file’s owner.

       -b     Shows the file size in bytes rather than 512 byte blocks

       -l     Long format - shows all of the above (including the file size in

       -t     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

       -e     Show (nearly) everything about the file. Like DIR/FULL

       -n     Do  not  show the header line with the VMS directory name on it.
              This is useful for embedding dndir in a pipeline.

       -c     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.

       -V     Show the version of the tools package that dncopy comes from.


         dndir ’myvax::’

         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.


       dntype(1), dncopy(1), dndel(1), dntask(1), dnsubmit(1), dnprint(1)