ff -- list file names and statistics for a filesystem


/etc/ff [options] special


The ff command is provided in SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 for compatibility purposes. This command can only be run by root or by users who have permission to read the special device. The ff command only applies to S51K, ES51K, AFS, and EAFS filesystem types. In most cases, use find(C) instead.

The ff command reads the i-list and directories of the special device, assuming it is a filesystem. Inode data is saved for files which match the selection criteria. Output consists of the path name 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:

path-name i-number

With all options enabled, output fields would be:

path-name i-number size uid

The argument n in the option descriptions that follow 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.

Do not print the inode number after each path name.

Generate a supplementary list of all path names for multiple-linked files.

The specified prefix will be added to each generated path name. The default is dot (``.'').

Print the file size, in bytes, after each path name.

Print the owner's login name after each path name.

Select if the inode has been accessed in n days.

Select if the inode has been modified in n days.

Select if the inode has been changed in n days.

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

Generate names for only those inodes specified in inode-list.


Results may be incorrect if the filesystem is being modified at the same time that this command is run.

If the -l option is not specified, only a single path name out of all possible ones is generated for a multiple-linked inode. If -l is specified, all possible names for every linked file on the file system are included in the output. However, no selection criteria apply to the names generated.

This command only works on UNIX filesystems.

See also

ff_vxfs(ADM), find(C), ncheck(ADM)


A version of ff that can handle files greater than 2GB is available in /u95/bin. See ff(1M) for more information.
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SCO OpenServer Release 6.0.0 -- 03 June 2005