fs_getfid - Display the fid for a path in /afs


fs getfid [-pathpath [-nofollow] [-help]


The fs getfid command displays the FID for a path in /afs. The FID is the internal identifier used by the Cache Manager and File Servers encoding the volume identifier and the file within a volume.


-path path

The path of the file (or directory).


When specified, the targets of symlinks and mountpoints are not resolved.


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


The output contains the name of the file or directory, the FID, and the volume containing the FID. The Windows version also outputs the object type instead of using "File" to describe all objects.



   % fs getfid .
   File . (536870918.1.1) contained in volume 536870918

   % fs getfid /afs/
   File /afs/ (536870918.20404.20997) contained in volume 536870918

On Windows:

   % fs.exe getfid \\afs\\user\b\o\bob \
   Directory \\afs\\user\b\o\bob (537235559.1.1) contained in cell
   fs: File '\\afs\\usr\bob\linktests\broken' doesn't exist

   % fs.exe getfid \\afs\\user\b\o\bob \
       \\afs\\usr\bob\linktests\broken -nofollow
   Mountpoint \\afs\\user\b\o\bob (536873032.1162.16997) contained in cell
   Symlink \\afs\\usr\bob\linktests\broken (536874416.27618.488969) contained in cell


The issuer must be have read access in the directory containing the path to be resolved.


This document was written by Steven Jenkins, and is released under the IBM Public License Version 1.0. Jeffrey Altman made several suggestions and additions.


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