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dmtag - Sets or displays a file's site-defined tag
dmtag [-h] [-n] [-t tag-value] [-v] [-w] [list]
SGI systems licensed for the Data Migration Facility (DMF) and systems
functioning as DMF clients.
The dmtag command sets or displays a file's site-defined tag. The value
of the tag can be tested in the when clause of the SELECT_VG, SELECT_MSP,
AGE_WEIGHT and SPACE_WEIGHT configuration parameters, its value being
referred to by the keyword sitetag. You can use this command to set tags
on files that you own; the system administrator can use this command to
set tags on any files. You must be root to set tags on files you do not
The dmtag command accepts the following options:
-h Causes the list to be treated as a list of Data Management
API (DMAPI) fhandles rather than file paths. The fhandle
is the DMF representation of the DMAPI name for the file
in the file system. This option requires root privileges.
-n Directs the dmtag command to abort if the DMF daemon is
not responding or if the daemon stops responding while the
request is being processed. The default is to wait until
the request has finished processing.
-t tag-value Specifies the value of the tag, which is an unsigned
integer in the range 0 - 4294967295. Hexadecimal values
are assumed if it starts with 0x and octal if it starts
If the -t parameter is omitted, the existing value is
displayed and not changed.
-v Specifies verbose mode. This option is useful for
administrators when trying to determine the cause of
operational problems between DMF client commands and the
server host machine. This option might cause the command
to display more information regarding the cause of an
error than the command does without the option, if such
information is available. The option is not useful in
cases of normal client/server operation.
-w Waits until the tags of all files have been set before
list Specifies a list of file paths or fhandles. If the -t
option is specified, these files will be tagged;
otherwise, each file's tag will be displayed. If you do
not specify list, dmtag processes file paths or fhandles
read from standard input.
An exit status of 0 (zero) indicates that dmtag did not encounter any
errors. Any other exit status indicates that one or more errors
dmf.conf(5) for information about when clauses.
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