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

NAME
     fsck_msdos -- DOS/Windows (FAT) filesystem consistency checker

SYNOPSIS
     fsck_msdos -p [-f] filesystem ...
     fsck_msdos [-fny] filesystem ...

DESCRIPTION
     The fsck_msdos utility verifies and repairs FAT filesystems (more com-
     monly known as DOS filesystems).

     The first form of fsck_msdos preens the specified filesystems.  It is
     normally started by fsck(8) run from /etc/rc during automatic reboot,
     when a FAT filesystem 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 second form of fsck_msdos checks the specified file systems and tries
     to repair all detected inconsistencies, requesting confirmation before
     making any changes.

     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 sys-
                   tem types for consistency, such as fsck_ffs(8).

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

           -p      Preen the specified filesystems.

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

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

BUGS
     fsck_msdos is still under construction.

BSD                             August 13, 1995                            BSD