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AFS Command Reference fs

fs is a command line utility that all CS majors can use at Shippensburg University to perform administrative tasks for their personal AFS space on the server.  Some things you can do with your afs file space is to retrieve a backup copy of your files from yesterday, or to allow certain other users to look into certain directories in your CS Ship file system for group projects or file sharing.


Some useful commands available:

fs examine - shows the basic stats on your AFS volume, including maximum disk space you are allotted and how much of it you're currently using.

fs mkmount and fs rmmount - used to make and remove mount points.  Useful for retrieving backup copies of your files: Getting Access to Backup Copies of your Files

vos examine user.<username> - Also used to examine your AFS volume, including when your last backup was made and when your volume was last updated.

These commands can be used to modify the AFS File Permissions: more information on this topic is available here: AFS File Permissions.

fs listacl - Displays Access Control Lists (Basically, AFS Permissions) for the working directory.  Useful to view AFS permissions for files and directories

fs setacl . <username> <permissions> - Allows you to edit AFS permissions for the working directory.


"man" manual pages for this utility is available through clipper.  Type the following commands in your terminal:

type ssh <username>
Follow the prompts and type in your password
When you see the prompt "<username>@clipper:~$" type man fs

To see a list of available commands, type fs help

To see manual pages for individual commands available through fs, type man fs_commandname