Logical File command line reference

lmi file is a command for LMI metacommand, which allows to query file system structure on a remote host with installed OpenLMI logicalfile provider. It can also create and delete empty directories – mount points.

It’s aim is to provide just that. It is not and won’t ever be a general purpose file manipulation tool. It does not allow to read, write or copy regular files for security reasons.


File and directory management functions.


lmi file list <directory> [ <depth> ]

lmi file createdir <directory>

lmi file deletedir <directory>

lmi file show <target>



List a directory. When depth is specified, at most depth levels will be listed recursively.

The files and directories are listed in a tree-like structure.

Possible listed file types are:
  • F : Regular data file.
  • Dev : Device file. Can be either block or character device.
  • Dir : Directory.
  • P : Pipe file.
  • L : Symbolic link.
  • S : Unix socket.
Create a directory. The parent directory must exist.
Delete a directory. The directory must be empty.
Show detailed information about target. Target can be any file on the remote system.