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How to run fsck to report errors only

Posted on 2012-12-31
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Hi, experts,

I want to run fsck but only report error, not change anything on a hard drive. I tried -N option, but that does not do anything at all, only says what it will check.

Thank you.
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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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Try

fsck -n ...

(lowercase "n").

If this is not supported by your fsck try

yes "n" | fsck -r ...
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by:kerzner
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Yes, thank you, I figured it out meanwhile (not a very popular option, I wonder why), but it is comforting to have support.... and ruin anything :)
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