.\" $NetBSD: fsck_msdos.8,v 1.10 1999/03/07 11:02:06 mycroft Exp $ .\" .\" Copyright (C) 1995 Wolfgang Solfrank .\" Copyright (c) 1995 Martin Husemann .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software .\" must display the following acknowledgement: .\" This product includes software developed by Martin Husemann .\" and Wolfgang Solfrank. .\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHORS ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES .\" OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. .\" IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, .\" INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT .\" NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, .\" DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY .\" THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT .\" (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF .\" THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" .Dd August 13, 1995 .Dt FSCK_MSDOS 8 .Os NetBSD 1.1a .Sh NAME .Nm fsck_msdos .Nd DOS/Windows (FAT) file system consistency check .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm fsck_msdos .Fl q .Ar special ... .Nm fsck_msdos .Fl p .Op Fl f .Ar special ... .Nm fsck_msdos .Op Fl fny .Ar special ... .Sh DESCRIPTION .Pp The .Nm utility verifies and repairs .Tn FAT file systems (more commonly known as .Tn DOS file systems). .Pp The first form of .Nm quickly checks the specified file systems to determine whether they were cleanly unmounted. .Pp The second form of .Nm preens the specified file systems. It is normally started by .Xr fsck 8 run from .Pa /etc/rc.boot during automatic reboot, when a FAT file system is detected. When preening file systems, .Nm will fix common inconsistencies non-interactively. If more serious problems are found, .Nm does not try to fix them, indicates that it was not successful, and exits. .Pp The third form of .Nm checks the specified file systems and tries to repair all detected inconsistencies, 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. .Pp The options are as follows: .Bl -hang -offset indent .It Fl q Causes .Nm to quickly check whether the volume was unmounted cleanly. If the volume 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. .It Fl f This option is ignored by .Nm and is present only for compatibility with programs that check other file system types for consistency. .It Fl n Causes .Nm to assume no as the answer to all operator questions, except .Dq CONTINUE? . .It Fl p Preen the specified file systems. .It Fl y Causes .Nm to assume yes as the answer to all operator questions. .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr fsck 8 .Sh BUGS .Nm is still under construction.