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Lists information about folders


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ClearCasecleartool subcommand
ClearCase LTcleartool subcommand



lsfolder [ –s·hort | –l·ong | –fmt format-string
| –tre·e [ –fmt format-string ] [ –dep·th depth ]
| –anc·estor [ –fmt format-string ] [ –dep·th depth ] ]
[ –inv·ob vob-selector | –in folder-selector | –vie·w view-tag | –cvi·ew
| folder-selector ...] [ –obs·olete ]


The lsfolder command displays information that describes one or more folders.




Choosing a Display Format

A one-line summary.

Displays only the the name of each folder.

Displays a detailed listing for a folder.

–fmt format-string
Displays information in the specified format. See the fmt_ccase reference page for more information.

–tre·e [ –fmt format-string ] [ –dep·th depth ]
Displays information about a folder and its contents. Default output format is similar to that of the lsvtree command.

The –fmt option displays information in the format specified by the format-string argument. See the fmt_ccase reference page for details.

The –depth option lists the hierarchy of objects to the level specified by the depth argument. The depth argument must be a positive integer.

–anc·estor [ –fmt format-string ] [ –dep·th depth ]
Displays information about a folder and any parent folders.

The –fmt option formats information using the specified format-string. See the fmt_ccase reference page for more information.

The –depth option specifies how many levels to display. The depth argument must be a positive integer: a value of zero lists the entire hierarchy.

Specifying a Folder

All folders in the project VOB of the current directory.

–inv·ob vob-selector
Displays a list of folders in the specified project VOB.

–in folder-selector ...
Displays a list of subfolders of the specified folder or folders.

–vie·w view-tag
Displays information about the parent folder of the stream attached to the specified view.

Displays information about the parent folder of the stream attached to the current view.

folder-selector ...
Specifies one or more folders to list.

Listing Obsolete Folders

Lists only nonobsolete folders.

Includes obsolete folders in the listing. Obsolete folders are those that have been processed with lock –obsolete


The UNIX examples in this section are written for use in csh. If you use another shell, you may need to use different quoting and escaping conventions.

The Windows examples that include wildcards or quoting are written for use in cleartool interactive mode. If you use cleartool single-command mode, you may need to change the wildcards and quoting to make your command interpreter process the command appropriately.

In cleartool single-command mode, cmd-context represents the UNIX shell or Windows command interpreter prompt, followed by the cleartool command. In cleartool interactive mode, cmd-context represents the interactive cleartool prompt.

Note: In the UNIX examples that follow, arguments and output that show multicomponent VOB tags are not applicable to ClearCase LT, which recognizes only single-component VOB tags. In this manual, a multicomponent VOB tag is by convention a two-component VOB tag of the form /vobs/vob-tag-leaf—for example, /vobs/src. A single-component VOB tag consists of a leaf only—for example, /src. In all other respects, the examples are valid for ClearCase LT.

  • Display a one-line summary of the specified folder.

    cmd-context lsfolder Core_Parsers@/vobs/core_projects 
    17-Sep-99.11:21:36  Core_Parsers  bill   "Core_Parsers"

  • Display a long listing for the specified folder.

    cmd-context  lsfolder -long RootFolder@/vobs/core_projects 
    folder "RootFolder" 
     17-Sep-99.10:52:34 by Bill Marrs (bill.user@propane)
      "Predefined Root folder."
      owner: bill
      group: user
      title: Root folder
      contains folders:
      contains projects:



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