Friday, May 23, 2014

Early clive distribution

We just placed in the Clive's web site a draft for a paper
describing the system, a link to the manual and indications to download our
(development) source tree.

This is a research system, still under construction. Be warned. Nevertheless, we
are already using it, and our main file tree and its dump are under the control of

As an appetiser, this is the command to list some files
> l -l /zx/nautilus/src,name~*.go
--rw-r--r-- /zx/nautilus/src/bufs/bufs.go 683 15 May 14 12:43 CEST
--rw-r--r-- /zx/nautilus/src/cmd/auth/auth.go 1312 15 May 14 12:48 CEST
--rw-r--r-- /zx/nautilus/src/cmd/hist/hist.go 5875 19 May 14 14:17 CEST
--rw-r--r-- /zx/nautilus/src/cmd/ns/ns.go 4254 15 May 14 13:06 CEST
--rw-r--r-- /zx/nautilus/src/cmd/nsh/nsh.go 14719 21 May 14 15:24 CEST

and this is how the more interesting rm /zx/nautilus/src,name~*.go is implemented
// In our example, path is /zx/nautilus/src, and pred is name~*.go
dirc := rns.Find(path, pred, "/", 0)
errors := []chan error{}
for dir := range dirc {
// get a handle for the directory entry server
wt, err := zx.RWDirTree(dir)
if err != nil {
dbg.Warn("%s: tree: %s", dir["path"], err)
errc := wt.Remove(dir["path"])
errors = append(errors, ec)
for _, errc := range errors {
if err := <-errc; err != nil {
dbg.Warn("%s: %s", dir["path"], err)

Enjoy. The clivezx group at googlegroups is a public discussion group where we will make further announces regarding clive, and host any public discussion about it. You are invited to join.