nwbols(1) List NetWare Bindery Objects


nwbols [ -h ] [ -S server ] [ -U user name ] [ -P password | -n ] [ -C ] [ -t type ] [ -o pattern ] [ -v ]


nwbols lists the specified NetWare Bindery Objects visible for the user.

nwbols looks up the file $HOME/.nwclient to find a file server, a user name and possibly a password. See nwclient(5) for more information. Please note that the access permissions of $HOME/.nwclient MUST be 600 for security reasons.



-h is used to print out a short help text.

-S server

server is the name of the server you want to use.

-U user

user is the user name to use for login.

-P password

password is the password to use for login. If neither -n nor -P are given, and the user has no open connection to the server, nwbols prompts for a password.


-n should be given if no password is required for the login.


By default, passwords are converted to uppercase before they are sent to the server, because most servers require this. You can turn off this conversion by -C.

-t type

You can restrict the objects listed by specifying the type of the objects to be listed. type must be given as a decimal number.

-o pattern

Specifying a pattern is another way to restrict the objects listed. Please note that this pattern is evaluated by the NetWare server. grep would be a better candidate for complex patterns.


By default, the object's name, its ID and its type are listed by nwbols. In the verbose mode, activated by -v, the object flags, its security byte and the properties flag is also listed.


nwbols was written by Volker Lendecke. See the Changes file of ncpfs for other contributors.