DOS/Windows (FAT) file system consistency
utility verifies and repairs FAT
file systems (more commonly known as DOS file systems). It checks the
specified filesystem and tries to repair all detected inconsistencies,
requesting confirmation before making any changes.
If the -p
flag is given,
preens the specified filesystem. It is
normally started this way by
reboot, when a FAT file system is detected. When preening file systems,
will fix common inconsistencies
non-interactively. If more serious problems are found,
does not try to fix them, indicates
that it was not successful, and exits.
The options are as follows:
- 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
- Assume a “no” response to all questions asked
by fsck_msdos except for
“CONTINUE?”, which is assumed to be affirmative. The
filesystem will not be opened for writing. This is the default for file
systems to be checked that are concurrently mounted writable.
- Preen the specified filesystem.
- Causes fsck_msdos to assume
“yes” as the answer to all operator questions.
If neither of the -y
options are specified, the user may force
to assume an answer of
“yes” to all the remaining questions by replying to a question
with a value of “F”.
is still under construction.