Identifier Variables

Identifier Variables

Identifier variables are used most often with commands such as IF...THEN , MAP , and WRITE . They allow you to create one login script for multiple users by replacing the variable with other text or information. You need to make sure you type the variable exactly as shown. Identifier variables can be placed within literal text strings in a WRITE statement. Literal text must be enclosed in quotation marks and the identifier must be preceded by a percent sign ( % ). For example, using the %LAST_NAME variable, substitutes the user 's actual last name for the LAST_NAME variable. In a login script, WRITE "HELLO, "%LAST_NAME displays a Hello, JONES message on Mary Jones' workstation screen when she logs in. Tables B.1 through B.6 contain the identifier variables that can be used in NetWare 6 login scripts.

Table B.1. Date Variables

IDENTIFIER VARIABLE

FUNCTION

DAY

Day in number format (01 through 31)

DAY_OF_WEEK

Day of the week (Monday, Tuesday, and so on)

MONTH

Month number (01 through 12)

MONTH_NAME

Month name (January, February, and so on)

NDAY_OF_WEEK

Weekday in number format (1 through 7; 1=Sunday)

SHORT_YEAR

Last two digits of the year (99, 00, 01)

YEAR

All four digits of the year (1999, 2000, 2001)

Table B.2. Time Variables

IDENTIFIER VARIABLE

FUNCTION

AM_PM

Day or night (a.m. or p.m.)

GREETING_TIME

Time of day (morning, afternoon, evening)

HOUR

Hour (12-hour scale; 1 through 12)

HOUR24

Hour (24-hour scale; 00 through 23)

MINUTE

Minute (00 through 59)

SECOND

Second (00 through 59)

Table B.3. User Variables

IDENTIFIER VARIABLE

FUNCTION

CN

User's full login name as it exists in eDirectory.

FULL_NAME

User's unique username. It is the value of the FULL_NAME property for eDirectory.

LAST_NAME

User's surname in eDirectory.

LOGIN_CONTEXT

User's context.

LOGIN_NAME

User's unique login name (long names are truncated to eight characters ).

MEMBER OF " group "

Group object to which the user is assigned.

NOT MEMBER OF "group"

Group object to which the user is not assigned.

PASSWORD_EXPIRES

Number of days before password expires .

REQUESTER_CONTEXT

Context when login started.

USER_ID

Number assigned to each user.

Table B.4. Network Variables

IDENTIFIER VARIABLE

FUNCTION

FILE_SERVER

NetWare server name

NETWORK_ADDRESS

The internal number assigned by the network specifying where a device can be located in the network cabling system

Table B.5. Workstation Variables

IDENTIFIER VARIABLE

FUNCTION

MACHINE

Type of computer (IBM_PC, and so on)

OS

Type of operating system on the workstation

OS_VERSION

Operating system version on the workstation

P_STATION

Workstation's node number (12-digit hexadecimal)

PLATFORM

Workstation's operating system platform

SMACHINE

Short machine name (IBM, and so on)

STATION

Workstation's connection number

WINVER

Version of the workstation's Windows operating system

Table B.6. Miscellaneous Variables

IDENTIFIER VARIABLE

FUNCTION

ACCESS_SERVER

Shows whether the access server is functional ( TRUE = functional; FALSE = nonfunctional).

ERROR_LEVEL

An error number (0 = no errors).

%n

Replaced by parameters used during login. When a user logs in, additional parameters can be entered that the login utility passes to the login script. The login utility then substitutes these parameters for any %n variables in the login script. These variables are replaced in order by the parameters the user entered when logging in.

Users can change only four variables ( %2 to %5 ) in the login screen. The %0 variable is replaced by the name of the NetWare server entered in the login dialog box, and %1 is replaced by the user's fully distinguished login name. The remaining variables change, depending on what the user types when executing the login utility. The %n variables must precede all command-line options.

property name

You can use property values of eDirectory objects as variables. Use the property values just as you do any other identifier variable. If the property value includes a space, enclose the name in quotation marks.

To use a property name with a space within a WRITE statement, you must place it at the end of the quoted string.



Novell NetWare 6. 5 Administrator's Handbook
Novell NetWare 6.5 Administrators Handbook
ISBN: 0789729849
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 172

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