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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

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

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     fsck_msdosfs -p [-f] filesystem ...
     fsck_msdosfs [-fny] filesystem ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fsck_msdosfs utility verifies and repairs FAT file systems (more commonly
 known as DOS file systems).

     The first form of fsck_msdosfs preens the specified file systems.	It is
     normally started by fsck(8) run from /etc/rc during automatic reboot,
     when a FAT file system is detected.  When preening file systems,
     fsck_msdosfs will fix common inconsistencies non-interactively.  If more
     serious problems are found, fsck_msdosfs does not try to fix them, indicates
 that it was not successful, and exits.

     The second form of fsck_msdosfs checks the specified file systems and
     tries to repair all detected inconsistencies, requesting confirmation
     before making any changes.

     The options are as follows:

     -F      Compatibility with the wrapper fsck(8) which seeks to determine
	     whether the file system needs to be cleaned immediately in foreground,
 or if its cleaning can be deferred to background.	FAT
	     (MS-DOS) file systems must always be cleaned in the foreground.
	     A non-zero exit code is always returned for this option.

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

     -n      Causes fsck_msdosfs to assume ``no'' as the answer to all operator
 questions, except ``CONTINUE?''.

     -p      Preen the specified file systems.

     -y      Causes fsck_msdosfs to assume ``yes'' as the answer to all operator

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     fsck(8), fsck_ffs(8), mount_msdosfs(8)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fsck_msdosfs utility is currently under development.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The fsck_msdosfs utility first appeared in FreeBSD 4.4.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			August 13, 1995 		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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