WALK(5) WALK(5) NAME walk - descend a directory hierarchy SYNOPSIS Twalk tag fid name Rwalk tag fid qid DESCRIPTION The walk request looks for the file name in the directory represented by fid. For the walk to succeed, the file identified by fid must be a directory, and the implied user of the request must have permission to search the directory (see intro(5)). After a successful walk, fid represents the specified file. The qid for the new file is returned with the walk reply message. A walk of the name .. in the root directory of a server is a no-op. ENTRY POINTS A call to chdir(2) causes a walk. One or more walk messages may be generated by any of the following calls, which evalu- ate file names: bind, create, exec, mount, open, remove, stat, unmount, wstat. The file name element . (dot) is interpreted locally and is not transmitted in walk messages.