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Re: Newbie Info



Hi Danny;
On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 11:07 -0500, Danny Mooney wrote:

> I have one computer in the household running Fedora 6 and the one I am
> on right now is a Gov XP on a Dell system that I am required to use in
> my work.  My question is on the Fedora side is there a defrag program
> that can be run on Fedora in a schedule or otherwise?
> 
[snip]

As you can gather from the other responses. defrag isn't used often on a
Linux system.  It isn't needed; the Linux kernel and friends do much
better job of allocating space on a hard disk.

The following two sites begin the explanation.  You can explore more
from there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defragmentation#_note-4
http://pl.atyp.us/wordpress/?p=241

Although they both sites mention the possibility of defragmentation on a
UNIX like system, rest assured, it is seldom done.

-- 
Regards Bill


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