MirOS Manual: fsck_msdos(8)

FSCK_MSDOS(8)            BSD System Manager's Manual             FSCK_MSDOS(8)


     fsck_msdos - DOS/Windows (FAT) file system consistency checker


     fsck_msdos [-fpny] filesystem ...


     The fsck_msdos utility verifies and repairs FAT file systems (more com-
     monly known as DOS file systems). It checks the specified file systems
     and tries to repair all detected inconsistencies, requesting confirmation
     before making any changes.

     If the -p flag is given, fsck_msdos preens the specified file systems. It
     is normally started this way by fsck(8) run from rc(8) during automatic
     reboot, when a FAT file system is detected. When preening file systems,
     fsck_msdos will fix common inconsistencies non-interactively. If more
     serious problems are found, fsck_msdos does not try to fix them, indi-
     cates that it was not successful, and exits.

     The options are as follows:

     -f      This option is ignored by fsck_msdos, and is present only for
             compatibility with programs that check other file system types
             for consistency, such as fsck_ffs(8).

     -n      Assume a "no" response to all questions asked by fsck_msdos ex-
             cept for "CONTINUE?", which is assumed to be affirmative. File
             systems will not be opened for writing. This is the default for
             file systems to be checked that are concurrently mounted writ-

     -p      Preen the specified file systems.

     -y      Causes fsck_msdos to assume "yes" as the answer to all operator


     fs(5), fstab(5), fsck(8), fsck_ffs(8), mount_msdos(8), newfs_msdos(8),


     fsck_msdos is still under construction.

MirOS BSD #10-current          August 13, 1995                               1

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