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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 29, 2019

High risk in IFS file system management

The Actions | Delete command within the Navigator for I web-based IFS interface allows the user to purge the entire contents of the folder they are viewing if no objects are selected. I've attached a PMR number under which we recovered from this very issue.

I would recommend the present working directory not be subject to the same actions as the contents so as to differentiate from a harmless and devastating command.


Use Case:

Users who don't have any file system objects selected in Navigator shouldn't be presented with commands in the Actions window which would affect the parent folder.


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understand this request and will consider this in a future release.

  • Guest
    Aug 2, 2019

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IFS (Integrated File System) and Servers
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Jul 29, 2019

    Does this request affect the removal of root directories on the IFS file system?

  • Guest
    Jul 29, 2019

    Attachment (Description): Actions in this menu affect all files in the folder as well as the parent folder itself.