Filesystems HOWTO

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Please note that I don't have enough time to keep this HOW-TO updated. If you want to take over this project and maintain it yourself, feel free to contact me (but first read this page).

The HOWTO was not updated for a long time. Help with keeping the HOWTO up-to-date !
Do you know any useful filesystems-related pages ? Any filesystems related products ? Submit them to the Filesystems section at When time allows, I will go through all submitted links and update the Filesystems HOWTO.

You can browse the current version online. Click here for HTML or text version. Japanese translation of this document (translated by FUJIWARA Teruyoshi, is available at (SGML source is available here). Italian translation of this document (by Gualtiero Testa, is available at

If you want to rather read this document off-line, you can download a tarball from my FTP site,

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Written by Martin Hinner, <mhi(at)penguin(dot)cz>.
Last updated in December 2004.
If you want to contact me, please read this page.