Manual page and help for the fsck.minix linux command. Fsck.minix checks the consistency of the Linux MINIX file system. The program assumes that the file system is at rest. Fsck.minix cannot be used on a mounted file system unless we are sure that no one is performing a write operation on it. Keep in mind that the kernel itself can write to the device, for example when performing file searches.
Manual page and help for the fsck.ext2 linux command. E2fsck is used to check the ext2 / ext3 / ext4 file system family. For ext3 and ext4 logging file systems, if the file system was shut down incorrectly but without error, the file system can usually be marked as error-free after re-running the transactions in the log. Therefore, for file systems that use logging, e2fsck usually reruns the log and exits, unless the file system super block indicates that further verification is required.