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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 12, 2019

ACS IFS Explorer - TreeSize-like functionality.

I can't seem to find a good and intuitive tool to get an overview of the IFS. It would be nice to able to look at eg. the root folder and see for each folder how many files/folders/bytes are in that folder.
Something like TreeSize for Windows' explorer interface (please see attachment). The obvious place for this would be in ACS IFS.
We don't want to create a root-share on Netserver and analyze through that for security reasons.

Use Case:

Better overview of IFS usage.
Faster pinpointing of unwanted growth.
Troubleshooting on number of IFS object growth.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 20, 2020

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. After evaluating your submission, the decision at this time is to not provide this support. You may want to consider asking for this feature on Navigator for i.

  • Guest
    Jul 9, 2019

    IBM has received this requirement and is evaluating it. A response will be provided when evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Jun 13, 2019


    Please have a look at this link: In there is a call to a program which I think does what you want. Scan for this string: call qsrsrv parm(“METRICS” '/' “EPFS”) .

    The information above is something I learned at the latest i-UG event. (an IBM i User Group in the UK, being a member of Common Europe)

    Greetings Rudi

  • Guest
    Jun 12, 2019

    Attachment (Description): Example from TreeSize Free for Windows.