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xfs_ncheck(8)              System Manager's Manual             xfs_ncheck(8)

NAME         top

       xfs_ncheck - generate pathnames from i-numbers for XFS

SYNOPSIS         top

       xfs_ncheck [ -i ino ] ... [ -f ] [ -s ] [ -l logdev ] device
       xfs_ncheck -V

DESCRIPTION         top

       xfs_ncheck with no -i arguments generates an inode number and
       pathname list of all files on the given filesystem. Names of
       directory files are followed by /..  The output is not sorted in any
       particular order.  The filesystem to be examined is specified by the
       device argument, which should be the disk or volume device for the
       filesystem.  Filesystems stored in files can also be checked, using
       the -f flag.

OPTIONS         top

       -f       Specifies that the filesystem image to be processed is
                stored in a regular file at device (see the mkfs.xfs -d file
                option). This might happen if an image copy of a filesystem
                has been made into an ordinary file.

       -l logdev
                Specifies the device where the filesystem's external log
                resides.  Only for those filesystems which use an external
                log. See the mkfs.xfs -l option, and refer to xfs(5) for a
                detailed description of the XFS log.

       -s       Limits the report to special files and files with setuserid
                mode.  This option may be used to detect violations of
                security policy.

       -i ino   Limits the report to only those files whose inode numbers
                follow.  May be given multiple times to select multiple
                inode numbers.

       -V       Prints the version number and exits.

       If the filesystem is seriously corrupted, or very busy and looks like
       it is corrupt, a message of the form that would be generated by the
       xfs_db(8) "check" command may appear.

       xfs_ncheck is only useful with XFS filesystems.

SEE ALSO         top

       mkfs.xfs(8), xfs(5).

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