|special_device inode_number ...
is obsoleted for normal file
system repair work by
clri zeros out the inodes with the
specified inode numbers on the filesystem residing on the given
fsck(8) utility is usually run
clri to reclaim the zero'ed inodes and the
blocks previously claimed by those inodes. 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.
If the file is open, the work of
clri will be lost when
the inode is written back to disk from the inode cache.