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Managing Deep Directories?

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The Question is:

I am in need of some help with Purging files.
I have a large system with a large Directory tree.
VMS cannot see below 8 directory levels at a time....i have many more than that
 as the system is connected via pathworks to a NT share.
The problem is DISK space - we need to purge the disk down regularily However
 with the Purge command it will ony go down 8 directory levels and then cannot
 see any more.
The branches go off in branches that go off in branches ETC...
Is there another way around this - a script would be a nightmare to write!!!
I just want to be able to purge every directory on the disk no matter how many
Please advise if you have any idea - Any help is greatly appreciated.

The Answer is :

  Upgrade to OpenVMS V7.2 or later and use Extended File Specification
  (EFS; ODS-5) support?  This support provides direct and easy access
  to very deep directories, and the volume-level conversion over to the
  EFS (ODS-5) volume format is trivial.
  Alternatively, use concealed rooted logical names to hide up to eight
  directory levels.  This permits access to up to sixteen levels.

answer written or last revised on ( 9-FEB-2001 )

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