invsync - Synchronizes system inventory.
The invsync utility is a part of the Reinstallation Toolkit (RITKIT). You must have superuser privileges to run the invsync utility. The invsync utility creates a Master Synchronization Inventory (MSI) file and a Customized File Inventory (CFI) file. These files are used by the RITKIT process to preserve the customized or modified state of your system in the event of a new installation.
The MSI file contains a complete list of files installed by the setld utility, and the state of those files when they were installed. The CFI file contains the names of those files installed by the setld utility that have been customized or modified since the installation. The files listed in the CFI file will be overwritten if a new installation of the operating system is performed. To prevent losing these customized files, the Reinstallation Toolkit (RITKIT) backs up those entries listed in the CFI file before you perform a new installation of the operating system.
To create the MSI file, the invsync utility calls the usync utility. Once the MSI file is created, the invsync utility then calls the udetect utility to compare the state of the files shown in the MSI file with the current state of the files installed on the system. If the state of a file differs, an entry is written to the CFI file.
If there are entries in the CFI file that you do not want to back up, you can edit the CFI file to remove these entries. The CFI file is written in the setld inventory file format, as is the MSI file. For more information, see stl_inv(4).
Subset lock files Subset inventory files Customized File Inventory Master Synchronization Inventory
Commands: genufi(8), udetect(8), updmv(8), updmerge(8), usync(8)
Files: stl_inv(4) delim off