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

NAME
     fsck_msdosfs — DOS/Windows (FAT) file system consistency checker

SYNOPSIS
     fsck_msdosfs -p [-Cf] filesystem ...
     fsck_msdosfs [-Cny] filesystem ...

DESCRIPTION
     The fsck_msdosfs utility verifies and repairs FAT file systems (more com‐
     monly 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, indi‐
     cates 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:

     -C	     Compatibility with the corresponding fsck(8) option (skip check
	     if clean), defined to no-op.

     -F	     Compatibility with the wrapper fsck(8) which seeks to determine
	     whether the file system needs to be cleaned immediately in fore‐
	     ground, 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	     Force fsck_msdosfs to check “clean” file systems when preening.

     -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
	     questions.

SEE ALSO
     fsck(8), fsck_ffs(8), mount_msdosfs(8)

HISTORY
     The fsck_msdosfs utility first appeared in FreeBSD 4.4.

BUGS
     The fsck_msdosfs utility is currently under development.

BSD				 June 4, 2009				   BSD
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