GRID-NS(1)                                             GRID-NS(1)

     NAME
          grid: ns - exports a selected namespace and serves it on
          standard input

     SYNOPSIS
          grid/srv/ns    [ -r relpath ] path1 path2...path n
          grid/runns     [ -r relpath ] path1 path2...path n

     DESCRIPTION
          Ns exports a selected subsection of the local namespace and
          serves it on stdin. The path arguments specify which direc-
          tories are to be exported. If subdirectories are exported
          without their parents, ns attempts to maintain the namespace
          structure by creating the parents but populating them only
          with the selected subdirectories. For example, exporting
          /appl/lib would mean that the exported /appl directory con-
          tained nothing apart from the lib subdirectory. If relpath
          is specified, all paths will be viewed relative to this
          path. For instance, if relpath is /usr/inferno, then
          /usr/inferno/bin/dis would be listed as /bin/dis and /tmp
          would not be listed at all.

          Grid-register(1) may be used in conjunction with ns to reg-
          ister it with a registry(4) and to export and serve its
          namespace across dial(2) network connections. Incoming con-
          nections may also be displayed visually using grid-
          monitor(1). For example:

          grid/register [ options ... ] { grid/srv/ns paths... } |
          grid/srv/monitor 1 'NS resource'

          This set of commands is encapsulated within the shell script
          runns which will automatically register ns with a
          registry(4) if possible and start up the graphical display
          to show connections to the resource. There is no need for
          the user to execute ns outside of runns unless the namespace
          it provides is required to be accessible in a different way
          to that provided by grid-register(1).

     SOURCE
          /appl/grid/srv/ns.b

     SEE ALSO
          grid-cpu(4), grid-monitor(1), grid-register(1), grid-
          session(1)