NetDfree is a handy utility program that will return the next available unmapped Novell network drive. Certain software packages allow the passing of directory or drive parameters at the command line to execute the program outside of the default installation directory. For example, you might want your default directory to be your network "home" directory, but the application program being executed will store data in the program directory (ex. database application programs on the network).
One problem with using a MAP command is that the mapped drive letter is unknown until after the execution of the command. NetDfree will return the next available drive before the execution of the MAP command. An example batch file using the program is provided below:
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map %DRVLTR%:=cc1/scsi3:support\ctel >NUL
map del %DRVLTR%:
You are free to copy and distribute the program free of charge provided you do not remove the copyright notice from the program, you do not charge anyone for the program, and any reference to the program in written documentation bears reference to our copyright.
We hope that you find the utility helpful. Please feel free to forward any comments or suggestions.
Kyle F. Capps
Manager/Microcomputer Applications Support
University of North Texas
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Denton, Texas 76203-3495
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