09 March 2013

Identify File System of your Linux Machine

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There are four hot way through which you can identify the File system of your Linux Machine. Lets go through them one by one.

Note: My Linux Machine is Mounted on /dev/sda5

1. Using fsck command

$ sudo fsck -N /dev/sda5
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
[/sbin/fsck.ext4 (1) -- /] fsck.ext4 /dev/sda5

2. Using file Command

$ sudo file -sL /dev/sda5
/dev/sda5: Linux rev 1.0 ext4 filesystem data, UUID=04c34a8e-1daa-415a-8df4-c5bbf1ae9648 (needs journal recovery) (extents) (large files) (huge files)

3. Using mount command

$ sudo mount | grep -i "^/dev"
/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)

Note: Above command shows only those line which are starting from /dev.

4. By checking /etc/fstab file

$ sudo tail -4 /etc/fstab
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=04c34a8e-1daa-415a-8df4-c5bbf1ae9648 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=b81848da-b542-42f8-a638-b125dfcb2dbd none swap sw 0 0

Hope you enjoyed the article, if you know different way to identify the file system let me know through your valuable comments :)


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