By John M. Brown
NLIST is a useful replacement for the SLIST command in a Novell
NetWare network. It lists the servers found in two columns and uses
color coding to indicate the status of a server. To use the command,
simply type NLIST
As it is, NLIST will display all servers found. But in addition to
that, it can detect if there are servers missing by accessing a data
file located in the SYS:LOGIN directory. If there is a server in the
file that is not found by NLIST, it will mark that server in red.
The color codes for NLIST are as follows:
Reverse video brown - Server you originally logged into.
Yellow - Current default server.
White - Other attached servers.
Red - Unavailable servers (needs SYS:LOGIN\NLIST.TXT file)
Cyan - All other servers.
If you wish to use the data file, it must be called NLIST.TXT and
it must be located in the SYS:LOGIN directory. By putting it in the
SYS:LOGIN directory, you can use NLIST without logging in. NLIST.TXT
should have the following format, one line for each server:
If you include a description of the file server, it will replace
the address in the display with that description. Included is an
example of what the file NLIST.TXT should look like.
You may use NLIST with a parameter to list a subset of the file
servers, i.e. NLIST FS*
starting with FS. Normal wild cards are acceptable. If you use
a parameter, NLIST will not use the data from the NLIST.TXT file.
So if you want a list of all your file servers without the
NLIST.TXT data, use NLIST *