[Techtalk] filesystem and inodes

Travis Casey efindel at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 20 03:23:37 EST 2005

On Friday 18 February 2005 16:30, ed orphan wrote:

> fdisk doesn't say anything about what kind of file system
> a parttition has or what the inode ratio is. Is there a program
> that will tell me these things?

df -i 

will show you the # of inodes, # free, # used, and percentage of them in 


will show mounted file systems and their types.

If you don't know the file system on a partition, probably the best thing to 
do is to do a

mount /whatever/partition /mnt

and let Linux try to guess the filesystem type.  If it can't, you'll get an 
error.  If it can, it'll mount, and then you can use 'mount' to find out 
what type it is.

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