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clri(1M)							      clri(1M)

       clri - clear inode

       special i-number	 ...

       The  command  clears the inode i-number by filling it with zeros.  spe‐
       cial must be a special file name referring to  a	 device	 containing  a
       file  system.   For  proper results, special should not be mounted (see
       WARNINGS below).	 After is executed, all blocks in  the	affected  file
       show  up	 as  "missing"	in an of special (see fsck(1M)).  This command
       should only be used in emergencies.

       Read and write permission is required on the specified special  device.
       The inode becomes allocatable.

       The  primary  purpose of this command is to remove a file that for some
       reason does not appear in any directory.	 If it is  used	 to  clear  an
       inode  that  does appear in a directory, care should be taken to locate
       the entry and remove it.	 Otherwise, when the inode is  reallocated  to
       some  new file, the old entry in the directory will still point to that
       file.  At that point, removing the old entry  destroys  the  new	 file,
       causing	the  new  entry to point to an unallocated inode, so the whole
       cycle is likely to be repeated again.

       If the file system is mounted, is likely to be ineffective.

       operates only on file systems of type

       fsck(1M), fsdb(1M), ncheck(1M).

       clri: SVID2, SVID3


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