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

NAME
     fsck_msdos -- DOS/Windows (FAT) file system consistency check

SYNOPSIS
     fsck_msdos -q special ...
     fsck_msdos -p [-f] special ...
     fsck_msdos [-fny] special ...

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

     The first form of fsck_msdos quickly checks the specified file systems to determine whether they were
     cleanly unmounted.

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

     The third form of fsck_msdos checks the specified file systems and tries to repair all detected incon-sistencies, inconsistencies,
     sistencies, requesting confirmation before making any changes.  The default behavior is to always ask
     for confirmation of each change.  Use the -n or -y options to override this default behavior.

     The options are as follows:

           -q      Causes fsck_msdos to quickly check whether the volume was unmounted cleanly.  If the vol-ume volume
                   ume was unmounted cleanly, then the exit status is 0.  If the volume was not unmounted
                   cleanly, then the exit status will be non-zero.  In either case, a message is printed to
                   standard output describing whether the volume was clean or dirty.

           -f      This option is ignored by fsck_msdos and is present only for compatibility with programs
                   that check other file system types for consistency.

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

           -p      Preen the specified file systems.

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

SEE ALSO
     fsck(8)

BUGS
     fsck_msdos is still under construction.

NetBSD 1.1                      August 13, 1995                     NetBSD 1.1

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