- delete a file or files on a cluster of machines
utility can be used to delete files or directories on a cluster of
The following options are available:
Attempt to remove directories as well as other types of files.
Attempt to remove the files without prompting for confirmation,
regardless of the file's permissions.
If the file does not exist, do not display a diagnostic message or modify
the exit status to reflect an error.
Overwrite regular files before deleting them.
Files are overwritten three times, first with the byte pattern 0xff,
then 0x00, and then 0xff again, before they are deleted.
Attempt to remove the file hierarchy rooted in each file argument.
option implies the
Attempts to undelete the named files.
Currently, this option can only be used to recover
files covered by whiteouts.
option is specified, followed by a comma separated list of group names, the
command will only be run on that group of nodes. A node may be a part of
more than one group if desired, however running without the
option will run the command on the same node as many times as it appears in the
file specified by the
environment variable. This option is silently ignored if used with the
option is specified, followed by a comma delimited list of machine names,
will be run on each node in the list. Without this flag,
runs on the nodes listed in the file pointed to by the
option can be used to exclude specific nodes from the cluster. The format is
the same as the
option, a comma delimited list of machine names. This option is silently
ignored if used with the
utilizes the following environment variables.
Contains a filename, which is a newline separated list of nodes
in the cluster.
Command to use to connect to remote machines. The command chosen must
be able to connect with no password to the remote host. Defaults to
Exit status is 0 on success, 1 if an error occurs.
command appeared in clusterit 1.0. It is based on the
command in IBM PSSP.
was written by Tim Rightnour.
Some of the more advanced options, like the
option, may not be available in some versions of
manpage on the remote host if you have problems.