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ncheck_ffs, ncheckgenerate names from inode-numbers


ncheck_ffs [-ams] [-f format] [-i number ...] filesystem


ncheck_ffs generates a list of filenames and inode numbers for the given file system. Names of directories are followed by a ‘.’. ncheck_ffs may be invoked more simply as ncheck, with no change in behaviour.
The options are as follows:
Print the file names ‘.’ and ‘..’, which are ordinarily skipped.
-f format
Use a custom output format when printing inode information. Characters from format are printed for each inode with the following escape sequences:
Print a ⟨bell⟩ character.
Print a ⟨backspace⟩ character.
Print an ⟨escape⟩ character.
Print a ⟨form-feed⟩ character.
Print the inode number.
Print a ⟨new-line⟩ character.
Print the pathname to the file using the current inode number.
Print a ⟨carriage return⟩ character.
Print a ⟨tab⟩ character.
Print a ⟨vertical tab⟩ character.
Print a ⟨single quote⟩ character.
Print a backslash character.
Print a NUL character.
All other characters, when prefixed by a backslash, simply print the character following the backslash. The device name is not printed on the first line of output when the -f option is specified.
-i number ...
Report only those files whose inode numbers are as listed.
Give more verbose information on inodes.
Report only special files and files with set-user-ID or set-group-ID set. This is meant to find hidden violations of security policies.
The report is not sorted.


sort(1), fsck(8), fsdb(8)


The ncheck_ffs command was designed to be similar in functionality to the corresponding command in SunOS 4.1.3.


Thorsten Lockert <tholo@sigmasoft.com>
November 23, 2015 OpenBSD-current