mds file

The mds file is the highest level file in the D3 file structure and resides on the dm account.




The mds file contains pointers to all master dictionary accounts on the system. The real account pointers are those that are defined by D-pointers.

There are synonym definition items in the system file that essentially define alternate names for existing accounts.

A few system-level files may also be found in the mds file. These are files only, meaning that they contain no commands. An example of this is the restore-errors file.