fsck on mounted system?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 13:16:12 UTC 2012

On 7 September 2012 11:26, oxy <oxyopes at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> sudo touch /forcefsck
>> and then the filesystem should be checked at the next reboot.
> is there a way to force fsck on shutdown?

No, not AFAIK, because the system would have to drop from a multituser
runlevel down to single-user in order that the filesystems could be
remounted read-only. You mustn't try to fsck a mounted filesystem or
you *will* screw it up, badly.

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