ws_find - Man Page

give path to a workspace


ws_find [-h] [-F FILESYSTEM] [-l] WORKSPACE


Return path to a workspaces of the calling user. The output can be restricted to workspaces in a certain FILESYSTEM.

The idea of the workspace is to allow the administrator to keep control of filespace in working filesystems, and to avoid the situations that data of past and finished projects/jobs is idling for ever on disks. A user can create and dispose arbitrary number of workspaces, they are cheap, and can be created e.g. for each job.

From the system side, workspaces will be deleted after beeing expired. A friendly user can release workspaces before the expiration date using ws_release which will mark the workspace for future deletion and make the data unavailable.

Deletion is probably a task done once a night and not immediately.

If a workspace was forgotten and expired, it might make sense to contact the administrator, as he probaly can restore a workspace for some time, if disk space is not low.



display usage help text


list the available filesystems, only filesystems the user has access to will be shown.


select the filesystem to list the workspace from.


get a workspace path

ws_find myworkspace

list available filesystems:

ws_find -l


Written by Holger Berger

See Also

ws_allocate, ws_release, ws_list, ws_restore