Is there an easier way to search NSS commands?

  • 7007431
  • 28-Dec-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8


To get a listing of nss parameters, one can run nss /help and scan through the multiple pages of items.  If you are looking for a particular option, it is easy to pass it by amongst the many pages of options.


A /find option has been added to NSS.  If you know part of the option name, you can perform a wild card search on it.  For example, you know "image" is somewhere in the parameter, then you can use the /find option to locate all of the nss options that have "image" in the name by running the following:

    nss /find=*image*

this will return information similar to:
    /MountImageVolume=  Mount the specified CDDVD image file (full path) as a
                        CDDVD volume.This image file has to be stored on NSS
                        volume. Any activity on this file will cause the
                        special CDDVD volume to be dismounted
    /RemoveImageVolume= Dismount and remove CDDVD volume mounted on the
                        specified CD/DVD image file (full path). This image
                        file has to be stored on NSS volume.

Additional Information

More information on nss options -- including the /find option -- can be found in the documentation at