filefrag(8) — Linux manual page

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FILEFRAG(8)              System Manager's Manual             FILEFRAG(8)

NAME         top

       filefrag - report on file fragmentation

SYNOPSIS         top

       filefrag [ -bblocksize ] [ -BeksvxX ] [ files...  ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       filefrag reports on how badly fragmented a particular file might
       be.  It makes allowances for indirect blocks for ext2 and ext3
       filesystems, but can be used on files for any filesystem.

       The filefrag program initially attempts to get the extent
       information using FIEMAP ioctl which is more efficient and
       faster.  If FIEMAP is not supported then filefrag will fall back
       to using FIBMAP.

OPTIONS         top

       -B     Force the use of the older FIBMAP ioctl instead of the
              FIEMAP ioctl for testing purposes.

       -bblocksize
              Use blocksize in bytes, or with [KMG] suffix, up to 1GB
              for output instead of the filesystem blocksize.  For
              compatibility with earlier versions of filefrag, if
              blocksize is unspecified it defaults to 1024 bytes.

       -e     Print output in extent format, even for block-mapped
              files.

       -E     Display the contents of ext4's extent status cache.  This
              feature is not supported on all kernels, and is only
              supported on ext4 file systems.

       -P     Pre-load the ext4's extent status cache for the file.
              This feature is not supported on all kernels, and is only
              supported on ext4 file systems.  -k Use 1024-byte
              blocksize for output (identical to '-b 1024').

       -s     Sync the file before requesting the mapping.

       -v     Be verbose when checking for file fragmentation.

       -x     Display mapping of extended attributes.

       -X     Display extent block numbers in hexadecimal format.

AUTHOR         top

       filefrag was written by Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>.

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the e2fsprogs (utilities for ext2/3/4
       filesystems) project.  Information about the project can be found
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E2fsprogs version 1.46-WIP     March 2020                    FILEFRAG(8)