ff_vxfs - list file names and inode information for a VERITAS File System


ff [-F vxfs] [generic_options] [-I] [-l] [-p prefix] [-s] [-u] [-a n] [-m n] [-c n] [-n file] [-i inode_list] [-o s] special . . .


ff reads the inode list and directories of the special- file, assuming it is a vxfs file system. Inode data is saved for files that match all the selection criteria. Output consists of the pathname for each saved inode, plus other file information requested using the print options below. Output fields are positional. The output is produced in inode order; fields are separated by tabs. The default line produced by ff is:

pathname inumber

The pathname is preceded by a . (dot) unless the -p option is specified.

The maximum information the command will provide is:

pathname inumber size owner

The argument n in the following option descriptions is used as a decimal integer (optionally signed), where + n means more than n, - n means less than n, and n means exactly n. A day is defined as a 24-hour period.


Supported by the generic ff command (see ff(1M)).

-F vxfs
Specify the vxfs file system type. If -F vxfs is not specified heuristics similiar to those used by fstyp(1M) are used to determine the file system type.
This command executes faster if it is not required to autodetect file system types. If possible, specify -F vxfs

Do not print the inode number after each pathname.

Generate a supplementary list of all pathnames for multiply-linked files.

-p prefix
The specified prefix will be added to each generated pathname. The default is . (dot).

Print the file size, in bytes, after each pathname.

Print the owner's login name after each pathname.

-a n
Select if the inode has been accessed in n days.

-m n
Select if the inode has been modified in n days.

-c n
Select if the inode has been changed in n days.

-n file
Select if the inode has been modified more recently than the argument file.

-i inode_list
Generate names for only those inodes specified in inode_list. inode_list is a list of numbers separated by commas and without spaces.

Specify vxfs file system specific options. The following option is available:

Print only special files and files with set-user-ID mode.


If the -l option is not specified, only a single pathname out of all possible pathnames is generated for a multiply-linked inode. If -l is specified, a supplementary list of all possible names for the selected file(s) is generated. This supplementary list is also sorted in inode order, separate from the initial output.

ff prints summary information to standard error output, in addition to the report sent to standard output.


find(1), ff(1M), fstyp(1M), ncheck(1M), fs_vxfs(4)

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