7.1. File system

7.1.1. Disk space quota

Files in BASE are managed from the page at ViewFiles. The basic layout on the page is the same as for all the other list pages in BASE but there are some differences e.g. there is a navigation tree to the left, used to browse the directory structure, and there are some buttons in the toolbar, that are special for files and directories. The figure below is a representation of the files and directories-page and is followed with a short description to some of the special functions.

Figure 7.1. The file page

The file page

1. Home directory for current user

This is the logged in user's home directory with sub directories. It is visible if the current user has a home directory and is then always located at the top of the navigation tree. Click on a directory to display it's contents to the right or click on the plus sign to expand the directory and view the sub directories. Note that the directory tree is lazily loaded. Subdirectories that hasn't yet been opened have light gray icon which is removed if they turn out to be empty.

[Note] Note

A directory can only be opened from the navigation tree or from the directory icon in the list. A click on a directory's name in the list will open the directory's edit window.

2. Other users

The other users' home directories that the current user has permission to read are listed here.

[Note] Missing directory?

Not all users have a home directory connected to their accounts. If a user is missing, it most certainly depends on that the user account have not got a home directory. Home directories are managed by the administrator of the BASE server.

3. Button toolbar

The button toolbar contains functions that are relevent for the navigation tree. Use the Refresh button to update the directory tree, for example, after creating a new subdirectory. Use the Search button to search for files and directories no matter where they are located. The search form is displayed to the right and is the same as the usual file and directory listing, except that it will not show any files if there is no filter.

4. Current directory

Shows the full BASE path to current directory.

5. View a file's contents

A click on this icon will open the file's contents in a new window. If the browser does not has support to view the file there will be a dialog window to download the file instead.

6. Download file

Download the file to a local computer with this icon. The download will start in a new dialog window.

7. Re-upload a file

This icon is only visible for those files that have been moved offline and can be used to re-upload the file to the BASE. Start to upload the file to the same position by clicking on the icon.

[Note] Replace an existing file

It is possible to re-upload file that are on-line, but this has to be done from the single-item view.

7.1.1. Disk space quota

Normally, a user is assigned limited disk space for files. More information about how much quota the current account has and how much of it that is occupied can be found at the account's home page, described in Section 5.1.3, “The home page”. See also Section 23.4, “Disk space/quota” for more information about the quota system.