Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #544
Difficulty: Medium
Using global variables is generally considered a best practice in modern programming languages..
True or False?
Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

clri(8) [opendarwin man page]

CLRI(8) 						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						   CLRI(8)

NAME
clri -- clear an inode SYNOPSIS
clri special_device inode_number ... DESCRIPTION
Clri is obsoleted for normal file system repair work by fsck(8). Clri zeros out the inodes with the specified inode number(s) on the filesystem residing on the given special_device. The fsck(8) utility is usually run after clri to reclaim the zero'ed inode(s) and the blocks previously claimed by those inode(s). Both read and write permission are required on the specified special_device. The primary purpose of this routine is to remove a file which for some reason is not being properly handled by fsck(8). Once removed, it is anticipated that fsck(8) will be able to clean up the resulting mess. SEE ALSO
fsck(8), fsdb(8), icheck(8), ncheck(8) BUGS
If the file is open, the work of clri will be lost when the inode is written back to disk from the inode cache. 4th Berkeley Distribution April 19, 1994 4th Berkeley Distribution

Check Out this Related Man Page

clri(1M)																  clri(1M)

NAME
clri - clear inode SYNOPSIS
special i-number ... DESCRIPTION
The command clears the inode i-number by filling it with zeros. special must be a special file name referring to a device containing a file system. For proper results, special should not be mounted (see WARNINGS below). After is executed, all blocks in the affected file show up as "missing" in an of special (see fsck(1M)). This command should only be used in emergencies. Read and write permission is required on the specified special device. The inode becomes allocatable. WARNINGS
The primary purpose of this command is to remove a file that for some reason does not appear in any directory. If it is used to clear an inode that does appear in a directory, care should be taken to locate the entry and remove it. Otherwise, when the inode is reallocated to some new file, the old entry in the directory will still point to that file. At that point, removing the old entry destroys the new file, causing the new entry to point to an unallocated inode, so the whole cycle is likely to be repeated again. If the file system is mounted, is likely to be ineffective. DEPENDENCIES
operates only on file systems of type SEE ALSO
fsck(1M), fsdb(1M), ncheck(1M). STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
clri: SVID2, SVID3 clri(1M)

15 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Directory Inode Number Not Unique

Hi, I know that inode for each file is unique, but is it the for the directory? So far I found different directories has the same inode nubmer when you do ls -i, could some one explain why? Thanks a lot. (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: nj302
9 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to strip strins

Guys, Please can someone tell me how to strip each string from the following ? TABLE1||METHOD||TYPE||STATUS||DATE What i need is to assign each value to the variable TABLE1 to var1 METHOD to var2 and so on If there is NULL in one of them, something like A||B||||C|| I want the... (14 Replies)
Discussion started by: kamathg
14 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

how to search string and number in one file and check in the other file

Hi, Can anyone help in the below problem. file1 has the below contents fileset 999 primary-ilist inode 37020 has invalid dotdot (426094) -> Not exist fileset 999 primary-ilist inode 115016 dup block ->... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: knshree
9 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

filter the string from a file ??

I have a file in which there are strings given below: inode 1138932c(mqsiadm) inode 1257904c(mqsiadm) I want to get the nos. only form these. The o/p should be 1138932 1257904 How to filter this out ?? (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: varungupta
11 Replies

5. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

inode table location ??

Where does the inode table reside ?? And how can i check the inode entries ? I want to check the entries of inode table corrosponding to the inode no. that i got from the fuser command. fuser -uV /clocal/mqbrkrs/user/mqsiadm/sanjay /clocal/mqbrkrs/user/mqsiadm/sanjay: inode ... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: varungupta
11 Replies

6. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Really weird delete problem

Hi, I've Ubuntu 8.04, and it has some files that I just cannot delete. I've tried everything, inode, fsck etc. Here is what the ls -li outputs root@ubuntu:/home/luser/.local/share/Trash/files/junk# ls -l ls: cannot access TRUNK_: No such file or directory ls: cannot access 2006_output.mv:... (11 Replies)
Discussion started by: nitin
11 Replies

7. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

How to access inode information

Hi Friends, I am new to this forum. Can any one tell me, how to access an inode using c program. What are all the header files, functions(APIs) and libraries etc required to do that.?:confused: Any help on this is appreciated. Thanks in advance. (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: saravanan_c
7 Replies

8. Solaris

inode table in sun solaris

Hi, I would like to is it possible to repair inode table in solaris without running fsck? I am facing this issue in root file system, because to run fsck I have to bring system in single user mode with booting cdrom media. I facing strange issue in /var/adm/messages it is showing inode table... (12 Replies)
Discussion started by: manoj.solaris
12 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

UNIX command to get inode's tid and pid

Hi everyone, I am new here in www.unix.com, i found this site because I am looking for an answer to this problem of mine. I need to know a UNIX command to display an inode's thread id and process id. Hope someone can help me on this. Thanks :D (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: rodkun
8 Replies

10. Red Hat

Inode number changes for a file in Redhat Linux

Hi, I have created a file abc.log in Redhat Linux. Inode number for a file get changes every time i update the file using vi editor. Is there any setting that can be made , such that inode number never gets changed? Or if we cannot restrict from inode number getting changed , is... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: raghu.amilineni
9 Replies

11. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Help with Inodes please

How can i trace Inode structure and modify it in UNIX kernel? We want to change the inode structure in the sense that we want to add a new field to the inode data structure. So we want to know how and where to trace inode (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: Group_Inode
7 Replies

12. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Directory with same names and different inode no

I am having a problem where i have two directories with same name and different inode number.I want to get rid of newer one but not sure how should i? Because when i change directory i am not sure where i get in and what i am removing:wall: root@server # ls -lia |grep us000xyz_R5 ... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: sahil_shine
10 Replies

13. Shell Programming and Scripting

Sort by segment size

fuser -OdV /temp This command returns the output below; inode=132 size=10871 fd=2 5046330 inode=570 size=292 fd=1 5439528 inode=259 size=2669 fd=1 5570758 inode=759 size=255 fd=1 6226124 inode=636 size=1035 fd=1 ... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: Daniel Gate
8 Replies

14. Solaris

Specify the inode of a file?

Is there any way to create a file on Solaris 10 (ZFS preferably, but UFS would be helpful as well) with a specific inode number? I need to create a file with a large inode, greater than a 32bit integer. I am trying to test a piece of software which may be incorrectly truncating large inodes down... (16 Replies)
Discussion started by: unblockable
16 Replies

15. What is on Your Mind?

Are the BSDs dying?

Source a quick google search making clear that this isn't really new, and if we look at our bsd Forum we see that its the only operation systems forum with the last comment dated to June last year, whereas all the others have more recent comments. One comment dated to 2014 is exactly what I... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: dodona
10 Replies

Featured Tech Videos