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uli 6th May 2005 14:23

/lost+found
 
What is the /lost+found directory good for? It seems to be empty.

Uli

preetam 6th May 2005 15:25

It's used by e2fsck (similar to scandisk in MS Windows) for orphaned data blocks (if the filesystem is corrupt).

If e2fsck finds corrupt files that cannot be repaired it puts the parts that can be saved into the /lost+found directory (with a generic name).

Preetam


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