rmcp - Man Page

remove NILFS2 checkpoints


rmcp [options] [device] checkpoint-range ...


rmcp is a utility for removing checkpoints from the NILFS2 file system found in device.  The checkpoints which user wants to remove are specified with one or more checkpoint-ranges.  When device is omitted, rmcp tries to find a NILFS2 file system from /proc/mounts.

The checkpoint-range must be provided with one or two integers in one of the following way:


single checkpoint number


every checkpoint number between start and end


every checkpoint number equal or younger than end


every checkpoint number equal or greater than start

This command is valid only for mounted NILFS2 file systems, and will fail if the device has no active mounts.


-f,  --force

Ignore snapshots or nonexistent checkpoints.

-i,  --interactive

Prompt before any removal.

-h,  --help

Display help message and exit.

-V,  --version

Display version and exit.


Koji Sato, Ryusuke Konishi <konishi.ryusuke@gmail.com>.


rmcp is part of the nilfs-utils package and is available from https://nilfs.sourceforge.io.

See Also

nilfs(8), lscp(1), mkcp(8), chcp(8), nilfs-tune(8).

Referenced By

chcp(8), lscp(1), mkcp(8), nilfs(8), nilfs-tune(8).

Apr 2014 nilfs-utils version 2.2