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lifstat - A program to display statistics for a LIF disk or
lifstat [-f] LIF_disk_device_or_image
lifstat [-f] LIF_disk_device_or_image block_number
lifstat [-f] LIF_disk_device_or_image cylinder head sector
lifstat is a program to display the block usage of a LIF
disk or disk image file. If lifstat is run with no arguments
other than the name of the LIF device or file (and the -f
flag if appropriate), then 2 lines are printed to standard
output giving the starting and ending blocks of the
directory and the user file data. The blocks are specified
both by their block number and by their cylinder/head/sector
If lifstat is run with one additional argument, then that
argument is taken as a logical block number. A single line
is written to standard output giving that block number, the
equivalent cylinder/head/sector address and the file name of
the file that contains that block.
If lifstat is run with 3 additional arguments, then these
are taken to be the cylinder, head and sector numbers (in
that order) of a block on the disk. The program then behaves
as if one argument was given.
If the block number is part of the volume label or
directory, or if it is not currently in use, then the 'file
name' is reported as Volume Label, System 3000 block,
directory or unused as appropriate.
-f Produce the stats for a LIF disk image file rather than
a physical device.
-? Print a message giving program usage to standard error
If disk_image is a disk image file, then
lifstat -f disk_image
will write a message to standard output giving the start and
end blocks of the directory and user data. Similarly
lifstat -f disk_image 37
will output the file name of the file containing block 37
The format of a LIF disk directory is given in the HP-IL
Interface Owners Manual for the
No attempt has been made to handle bad track replacements on
a physical LIF disk.
lifstat was written by Tony Duell, firstname.lastname@example.org
and has been placed under the GNU Public License version 2.0