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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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ncheck — generate a list of path names from inode numbers


/usr/sbin/ncheck [-F FStype] [-V] [-o specific_options] [special ...]


ncheck, when invoked without arguments, generates a list of path names corresponding to the inode numbers of all files contained on the file systems listed in /etc/fstab. If special is specified, ncheck reports on the special only. Path names generated by ncheck are relative to the given special.


-F FStype

Specify the file system type on which to operate (see fstyp(1M) and fs_wrapper(5)). If this option is not included on the command line, then the file system type is determined from the file /etc/fstab by matching each special with an entry in that file. If there is no entry in /etc/fstab, then the file system type is determined from the file /etc/default/fs.

-o specific_options

Specify options specific to each file system type. specific_options is a list of suboptions and/or keyword/attribute pairs intended for a specific FStype-specific module of the command. See the file-system-specific manual pages for a description of the specific_options supported, if any.


Echo the completed command line, but perform no other action. The command line is generated by incorporating the user-specified options and other information derived from /etc/fstab. This option allows the user to verify the command line.


Execute the ncheck command on all special in /etc/fstab:


Execute the ncheck command on HFS file system /dev/dsk/c1d2s0:

ncheck -F hfs /dev/dsk/c1d2s0

Display a completed command line without executing the command:

ncheck -V /dev/dsk/c1d2s0



Specifies the default system type.


Static information about the file systems.


ncheck was developed by AT&T and HP.


fstab(4), fstyp(1M), fs_wrapper(5), ncheck_hfs(1M), ncheck_vxfs(1M).


ncheck: SVID2, SVID3

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