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ncheck - lists i-number and path name for all files in a file system.
/usr/sbin/ncheck [-i numbers] [-asm] filesystem ...
Specifies one or more file systems. Specify any file system
by entering its full path name. The full path name is the
file system's mount point in the /etc/fstab file.
You can also specify a UFS file system by
entering the name of its device special file. For example:
You can also
specify an AdvFS fileset by entering the name of the file domain, a pound
sign (#) character, and the name of the
fileset. For example:
Includes in the list the path names . (dot) and .. (dot dot), which
are ordinarily suppressed.
Lists only those files with the specified i-numbers (UFS)
or tags (AdvFS).
Includes in the list the mode, UID, and GID of the files. To use this flag
you must also specify either the -i or the -s
flag on the command line.
Lists only the special files and files with set-user-ID mode.
The ncheck command with no flags generates a
list of all files on every specified file system. The list includes the
path name and the corresponding i-number or tag of each file.
Each directory file name in the list is followed by a /. (slash dot).
Use the available flags to customize the list to include or exclude specific
types of files.
The files are listed in order by i-number or tag.
To sort the list in a more useful format,
pipe the output to the sort command.
The term file system represents either a UFS file system or an
To uncover concealed violations of security policy, that is, the
use of the set-user-ID mode,
issue the command with the -s flag to list only
special files and files with set-user-ID mode.
You must be the root user to use this command.
The ncheck command checks the /etc/fstab file for the specified
domain and file system entry.
If there is no entry in /etc/fstab for the specified
an error message is displayed to indicate that the file does not exist.
When the file system structure is improper,
?? (question mark question mark) denotes the parent of
a parentless file. A path name beginning with ...
(dot dot dot) denotes a loop.
Specifies the command path
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