atfsrepair - repair corrupted AtFS repository, or convert old repository to new
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checks the AtFS repository for inconsistencies in the a given
file history. If a corrupted archive file is found in the repository,
atfsrepair tries to repair it by reconstructing missing parts and eliminating
inconsistencies. Without a file
argument, atfsrepair handles the
complete repository. Atfsrepair is interactive and (hopefully) self
If you have permission problems, e.g. your AtFS repository grants group write
permission but another user from your group can still not save data to the
repository, atfsrepair is also the right thing to do. The programs straightens
permission bits within the repository.
Atfsrepair automatically updates archive files, when the archive file format or
the arrangement of archive files within the AtFS subdirectory was changed.
Before taking any permanent action, atfsrepair asks the user for a
confirmation. This behaviour can be switched off by either the -n or the -q
option (see below).
Atfsrepair shall not be called concurrently with other applications on an AtFS
repository. Make sure, that nobody else works on the repository to be repaired
as atfsrepair may ignore existing archive locks and does not set own locks.
- This option causes atfsrepair to try it's hand at a derived
- Edit Mode. Invoking atfsrepair with this option rather
serves for manipulating archive files than for repairing them. It shall
only be used by very experienced users. For nearly every item in
the archive file, atfsrepair asks the caller for confirmation or
modification. Beware, this level of verbosity can be very annoying when
the archive file is big.
- Interactive mode (default).
- Non-interactive mode. In this mode, atfsrepair tries to
repair corrupted archive files without human assistance. It does not
perform any user interaction and behaves as if the user would always
choose the default decision in interactive mode.
- Quiet mode. Same as -n but also supresses all
informative messages. Only error messages will be displayed.
- Print current version number. No file processing is
Dates appear in internal form (seconds since 1970) rather than in human readable