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  1. Introduction

    Files and File Structure

  2. File Structure
  3. Configuration Files
  4. File Formats


  5. Filesystem Management
  6. File Management and Viewing
  7. Help, Job and Process Management
  8. Network Management
  9. System Management
  10. User Management
  11. Printing and Programming
  12. Document Preparation
  13. Miscellaneous
  14. Credits

Linux Filesystem Management

badblocksUsed to search a disk or partition for badblocks.
cfdiskSimilar to fdisk but with a nicer interface.
debugfsAllows direct access to filesystems data structure.
df Shows the disk free space on one or more filesystems.
dosfsckCheck and repair MS-Dos filesystems.
duShows how much disk space a directory and all its files contain.
dumpUsed to back up an ext2 filesystem. Complement is restore.
dumpe2fsDump filesystem superblock and blocks group information. Ex: dumpe2fs /dev/hda2
e2fsckCheck a Linux second extended filesystem.
e2labelChange the label on an ext2 filesystem.
exportfsUsed to set up filesystems to export for nfs (network file sharing).
fdiskUsed to fix or create partitions on a hard drive.
fdformatFormats a floppy disk.
fsckUsed to add new blocks to a filesystem. Must not be run on a mounted file system.
hdparmGet/set hard disk geometry parameters, cylinders, heads, sectors.
mkfsInitializes a Linux filesystem. This is a front end that runs a separate program depending on the filesystem's type.
mke2fsCreate a Linux second extended filesystem.
mkswapSets up a Linux swap area on a device or file.
mountUsed to mount a filesystem. Complement is umount.
rdevQuery/set image root device, swap device, RAM disk size of video mode. What this does is code the device containing the root filesystem into the kernel image specified.
rdumpSame as dump.
rmtRemote magtape protocol module.
restoreUsed to restore an ext2 filesystem.
setfdprmSet floppy drive parameters.
swapoff(8)Used to de-activate a swap partition.
swapon(8)Used to activate a swap partition.
syncForces all unwritten blocks in the buffer cache to be written to disk.
tune2fsAdjust tunable filesystem parameters on second extended filesystems.
umountUnmounts a filesystem. Complement is mount.