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clri(8)								      clri(8)



NAME

  clri - Clears	i-nodes

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/clri filesystemi-number...

DESCRIPTION

  The clri command is obsoleted	for normal file	system repair work by the
  fsck command.

  The clri command writes zeros	on the i-nodes with the	decimal	i-numbers on
  the specified	filesystem.  After clri	has finished its work, any blocks in
  the affected file are	defined	as "missing" when you run icheck on the
  filesystem.

  Read and write permission is required	on the specified file system device.
  The i-node becomes allocatable.

  The primary purpose of this routine is to remove a file which	does not
  appear in any	directory. If you use the command to remove an i-node which
  does appear in a directory, take care	to track down the entry	and remove
  it.  Otherwise, when the i-node is reallocated to some new file, the old
  entry	will still point to that file. If you then remove the old entry, you
  will destroy the new file, and the new entry will again point	to an unallo-
  cated	i-node.	Consequently, the entire cycle repeats itself.	#ifdef
  NON_SEC_PRIV

  You must  be root to use this	command.  #endif

  If the file is open, clri is likely to be ineffective.

FILES

  /usr/sbin/clri
      Specifies	the command path

SEE ALSO

  Commands: icheck(8)