Discovered Directory Entry node
A Discovered Directory Entry node stores information about an entry in a directory listing.
Discovered Directory Entry Lifecycle
The following section describes the scenarios in which a Discovered Directory Entry node is created or destroyed. DDD nodes are never updated.
Whenever BMC Discovery scans an IP address, a Discovery Access node is created. A directory listing can be obtained using the discovery.listDirectory function. A Discovered Directory Entry node is created for each file in the listing.
A Discovered Directory Entry node is removed when the Discovery Access node which it is associated with has been destroyed through the Aging process.
Discovered Directory Entry node attributes
The attributes and relationships of a Discovered Directory Entry node are described in the table below.
Full path to the file including drive letter (Windows).
Drive letter (Windows).
DOS 8.3 File Name
DOS 8.3 format file name (Windows).
File Type. Possible file types are:
Path to symbolically linked file (UNIX Symbolic Links only).
Size of the file.
Major Device Number
Major device number (UNIX Devices only).
Minor Device Number
Minor device number (UNIX Devices only).
Name of the owner of the file.
Name of the group of the file (UNIX).
List of file permissions. Possible permissions are:
UNIX Permissions String
UNIX Permissions string (UNIX).
UNIX File Mode (UNIX, Octal format).
Last modified date/time - platform specific format.
Indicates a Hidden file (Windows).
Indicates a System file (Windows).
Discovered Directory Entry node relationships
The relationships of a Discovered Directory Entry node are described in the table below.
Directory listing that this entry is part of.
Created Software Instances
Software instance whose existence was inferred from this directory entry.
Contributing to Software Instances
Software instance whose attributes have been partly or wholly determined from this directory entry.
Associated to Software Instances
Software instance related in some way to this directory entry.