[RC5] Recovering Blocks from a "Locked" buff-in.rc5 file

Andreas Beckmann andreas.beckmann at student.uni-halle.de
Mon Nov 26 12:04:13 EST 2001

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert A. Rosenberg <Bob.Rosenberg at digitscorp.com>
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Date: Monday, November 26, 2001 10:23 AM
Subject: [RC5] Recovering Blocks from a "Locked" buff-in.rc5 file

>Due to some power failures, I have a number of buff-in.rc5 files that
>my dnetc program considers to be unusable due to there being a lock
>on the file (ie: It thinks that another copy is accessing the file so
>it waits until the other copy is done [which will ever occur]). Here
>Is there a way I can Disk Edit the flag off, a utility that will
>force unlock it, or a secret command to turn it off (or ignore the
>flag - since this is a non shared file, I am safe in telling dnetc to
>ignore being being set)?

The utility you need is the client itself:
    dnetc -forceunlock <bufferfile>

You can get a list of all available options via dnetc -help

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