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Old 08-19-2004, 09:40 PM   #1
billhowe
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batch commands to debugfs with a read-only filesystem


I'm running an up-to-date redhat 8.0 system.

I need to delete many many files via debugfs due to a corrupt filesystem. debugfs unfortunately does not accept patterns and such, so it seems I need to send N commands to delete N files.

Now, degbugfs has an option -f that allows it to accept commands from a file rather than interactively. Normally, I could generate a large file of commands and execute them as a batch. However, since my file system is partially corrupt, it mounts as read-only, so I can't create any such files.

So: Is there either 1) a command line trick to make debugfs read commands from stdin, or 2) some way to delete an entire directory of files from within debugfs with a single command?

I can tell the story of how I arrived at this state if someone thinks it is relevant...

Thanks

(Hmm, it occurs to me that my question isn't really redhat specific. Apologies if this belongs somewhere else.)

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Old 08-21-2004, 12:02 PM   #2
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"Normally, I could generate a large file of commands and execute them as a batch. However, since my file system is partially corrupt, it mounts as read-only, so I can't create any such files."

You could create your file of commands in a working file system.

In any case the best solution to your problem is to recreate the corrupt file system.

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