atfsrepair - repair corrupted AtFS repository, or convert old
repository to new format.
atfsrepair [-Ceinqv] file1 ...
Atfsrepair 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 explanatory.
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.
-C This option causes atfsrepair to try it’s hand at a derived
-e 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.
-i Interactive mode (default).
-n 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.
-q Quiet mode. Same as -n but also supresses all informative
messages. Only error messages will be displayed.
-v Print current version number. No file processing is done.
Dates appear in internal form (seconds since 1970) rather than in human