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MKLOST+FOUND(8) System Manager’s Manual MKLOST+FOUND(8)

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

mklost+found

DESCRIPTION

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 filesys‐
tem.

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.

OPTIONS

There are none.

AUTHOR

mklost+found has been written by Remy Card . It
is currently being maintained by Theodore Ts’o .

BUGS

There are none 🙂

AVAILABILITY
mklost+found is part of the e2fsprogs package and is available from
http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net.

SEE ALSO

e2fsck(8), mke2fs(8)

E2fsprogs version 1.42.13 May 2015 MKLOST+FOUND(8)