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Introduction to GNU/Linux
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Filesystem Types

A filesystem is the methods and data structures that an operating system uses to keep track of files on a disk or partition; that is, the way the files are organized on the disk.

Filesystem Types
Filesystem Description
ext2 Linux native filesystem.
ext3 ext2 plus journaling.
reiserfs Robust and journaling filesystem.
iso9660 The standard CD-ROM filesystem.
fat and vfat Microsoft Windows fat and fat32.
ntfs Microsoft Windows (NT, ...)
Flush filesystem buffers to disk.

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