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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 systems, 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 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.

     The options are as follows:

	   -q	   Causes fsck_msdos 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.

	   -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					 August 13, 1995				   NetBSD
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