utility is obsoleted for normal file system repair work by
utility zeroes out the inodes with the specified inode number(s)
on the file system residing on the given
utility is usually run after
to reclaim the zeroed inode(s) and the
blocks previously claimed by those inode(s).
Both read and write permission are required on the specified
The primary purpose of this routine
is to remove a file which
for some reason is not being properly handled by
it is anticipated that
will be able to clean up the resulting mess.