fsck

1.   (operating system)   file system check. The Unix program that checks a file system for internal consistency and bad blocks etc. and can repair some faults.

fsck is often used after a crash when the file system has been left in an inconsistent state, e.g. due to incomplete flushing of buffers.

Last updated: 1998-03-06

2.   (jargon)   Used on Usenet newsgroup alt.sysadmin.recovery as substitute for "fuck" and became more main-stream after the Communications Decency Act.

Last updated: 1998-03-06


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