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ff_vxfs - list file names and inode information for a VxFS file system


ff [-t vxfs] [-Ilsu] [-p prefix] [-a n] [-m n] [-c n] [-n file] [-i inode-list] [-H] [-o s] special...




ff reads the inode list and directories of the device special, which has a VxFS file system. Inode data is saved for files that match all the selection criteria. Output consists of the path name for each saved inode, plus other file information requested using the print options. 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 path name is preceded by a dot (.) unless the -p prefix option is specified. The maximum information ff displays is:
pathname inumber size owner

Cluster File System Issues

No cluster issues; command operates the same on cluster file systems.


-a n Displays only files that have been accessed in n days.
-c n Displays only files that inodes have been changed in n days.
-H When specified with the -s option, displays file sizes in the following human-friendly units: B (bytes), KB (kilobytes), MB (megabytes), GB (gigabytes), TB (terabytes), PB (petabytes), and EB (exabytes).
-I Does not display the inode’s numbers after each path name.
-i inode_list
  Displays only files associated with inodes specified by the inode_list. The inode_list is a list of numbers that must be separated by commas.
-l Generates a list of all path names for files with more than one link.
-m n Displays only files that have been modified in n days.
-o Specifies VxFS file system-specific options. The following option is available:
s Prints only special files and files with set-user-ID mode.
-n file Displays only files that have been modified more recently than the file argument.
-p prefix Adds the specified prefix before each path name. The default prefix is dot (.).
-s Displays the size of the file in bytes after each path name.
-t vxfs Specifies the VxFS file system type.
-u Displays the owner’s login name after each path name.


/etc/fstab Contains static information about file systems.


The ff command prints summary information and a report to standard output.

Named attributes are listed as ./(null).


find(1L), ncheck_vxfs(1M), fs_vxfs(4)

VxFS 8.0 ff_vxfs(1M)