dcheck(8)dcheck(8)NAMEdcheck - Checks directory consistency
/usr/sbin/dcheck [-i inumbers] [filesystem]
The -i option is specified with a list of inumbers. If a specified
inumber is found in a directory, the dcheck command displays the inum‐
ber, the inumber of the directory, and the name of the entry.
The fsck command supersedes the dcheck command for normal consistency
The dcheck command reads the directories in a file system and compares
the link-count in each inode with the number of directory entries by
which it is referenced. If a file system is not specified, a set of
default file systems is checked.
To get optimum performance, specify the raw version of the special file
because the ilist is read in large chunks.
Because the dcheck command uses two passes to check directories, it may
produce erroneous diagnostics if active file systems are checked.
If a file is found and the link-count and the number of directory
entries do not agree, dcheck reports relevant information. Allocated
files that have 0 link-count and no entries are also listed. A poten‐
tially dangerous situation occurs if there are more entries than links.
If entries are removed and the link-count drops to zero (0), the
remaining entries point to nothing should be removed. If there are more
links than entries or if there is an allocated file with neither links
nor entries, some disk space may be lost.
Commands: clri(8), fsck(8), icheck(8), ncheck(8)