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Old 09-17-2004
File System Check (fsck)

I am having a problem with fsck. I am new to UNIX but was placed in a position where I must learn it. Anyway, one of the instructions that I have been given is to use 'fsck -f -y' when I am having trouble with the filesystem. The problem is that I am getting an error message that says the -f switch is not valid. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 09-17-2004
Different versions on unix work differently. And even with a particular version of unix, fsck may have varying options depending on the type of filesystem. HP-UX has a -f provided that you are checking a ufs filesystem and it forces a check of a mounted filesystem. I would not use that in conjunction with a -y under any circumstances.

You need to start at the beginning here. What version of unix? What type of filesystem? What symptoms are you seeing?
 

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