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

     fsck_msdos - DOS/Windows (FAT) filesystem consistency checker

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

     The fsck_msdos utility verifies and repairs FAT filesystems (more common-
     ly 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 system types
             for consistency, such as fsck_ffs(8).

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

     -p      Preen the specified filesystems.

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

     fsck(8), fsck_ffs(8), mount_msdos(8)

     fsck_msdos is still under construction.

OpenBSD 3.6                     August 13, 1995                              1