CLRI(8) BSD System Manager's Manual CLRI(8)NAME
clri -- clear an inode
clri special_device inode_number ...
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.
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clri(1M) System Administration Commands clri(1M)NAME
clri, dcopy - clear inode
clri [-F FSType] [-V] special i-number
dcopy [-F FSType] [-V] special i-number
clri writes zeros on the inodes with the decimal i-number on the file system stored on special. After clri, any blocks in the affected
file show up as missing in an fsck(1M) of special.
Read and write permission is required on the specified file system device. The inode becomes allocatable.
The primary purpose of this routine is to remove a file that for some reason appears in no directory. If it is used to zap an inode that
does appear in a directory, care should be taken to track down the entry and remove it. Otherwise, when the inode is reallocated to some
new file, the old entry will still point to that file. At that point, removing the old entry will destroy the new file. The new entry will
again point to an unallocated inode, so the whole cycle is likely to be repeated again and again.
dcopy is a symbolic link to clri.
OPTIONS -F FSType Specify the FSType on which to operate. The FSType should either be specified here or be determinable from /etc/vfstab by
matching special with an entry in the table, or by consulting /etc/default/fs.
-V Echo the complete command line, but do not execute the command. The command line is generated by using the options and argu-
ments provided by the user and adding to them information derived from /etc/vfstab. This option should be used to verify and
validate the command line.
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of clri and dcopy when encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31
/etc/default/fs Default local file system type
/etc/vfstab List of default parameters for each file system
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
|Availability |SUNWcsu |
SEE ALSO fsck(1M), vfstab(4), attributes(5), largefile(5)NOTES
This command might not be supported for all FSTypes.
SunOS 5.11 16 Sep 1996 clri(1M)
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