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Linux / Unix Command: mklost+found
Command Library


mklost+found - create a lost+found directory on a mounted Linux second extended file system  




mklost+found is used to create a lost+found directory in the current working directory on a Linux second extended file system. There is normally a lost+found directory in the root directory of each filesystem.

mklost+found pre-allocates disk blocks to the lost+found directory so that when e2fsck(8) is being run to recover a filesystem, it does not need to allocate blocks in the filesystem to store a large number of unlinked files. This ensures that e2fsck will not have to allocate data blocks in the filesystem during recovery.  


There are none.  


e2fsck(8), mke2fs(8)

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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