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Re: Ext3 File System Check

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On Sun, 09 Mar 2003 04:37:56 -0500, John Lowell wrote:

> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> >What's the question? Why do you see need to use option -j?
> >
> >Run "fsck /dev/xxx" and see. Recent versions of e2fsprogs would hide the journal
> >anyway.
> >
> >
> >
> Let me see if I can be helpful to you here, Mr. Schwendt.

Really helpful would be to just read the manual. Also helpful would
be if you explained what makes you believe you must use option -j in
the way you presented it. That would give us subscribers a better
picture of what you've been trying to achieve. There are other fsck
options which make sense when checking a file system. You don't want
to miss them.

> The question 
> initially and now has simply been whether or not the right command to 
> run a file system check on an ext3 file system is e2fsck -j /dev/xxxx, 
> one answered simply enough with a yes or a no, and, if with a no, with 
> an indication of the proper command.

A brief look at "e2fsck --help" would tell you that your
command-line is a syntax error.

Running that command would give an error and print the command's
syntax description and options overview.

> The marvelous economy involved in 
> employing a  proceedure of this kind would seem to have escaped you. As 
> earlier I'd mentioned to you that I wasn't much for tolerating abuse, 
> know further that I'm equally averse to "answers" that suggest that I 
> might learn through experimentation. If you have an answer to bring to 
> my question, bring it, otherwise spare me further messages kindly.

This is nonsense. If I were a troll and answered "yes" to your
initial question, would you run the command without verifying that
it doesn't wipe your data? The man page is where you can check what
the command would do.

If you don't want to use "fsck /dev/xx", that's your problem.

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