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6.6. Other Ext4 File System Utilities

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 also features other utilities for managing ext4 file systems:
e2fsck
Used to repair an ext4 file system. This tool checks and repairs an ext4 file system more efficiently than ext3, thanks to updates in the ext4 disk structure.
e2label
Changes the label on an ext4 file system. This tool also works on ext2 and ext3 file systems.
quota
Controls and reports on disk space (blocks) and file (inode) usage by users and groups on an ext4 file system. For more information on using quota, refer to man quota and Section 16.1, “Configuring Disk Quotas”.
As demonstrated in Section 6.2, “Mounting an Ext4 File System”, the tune2fs utility can also adjust configurable file system parameters for ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems. In addition, the following tools are also useful in debugging and analyzing ext4 file systems:
debugfs
Debugs ext2, ext3, or ext4 file systems.
e2image
Saves critical ext2, ext3, or ext4 file system metadata to a file.
For more information about these utilities, refer to their respective man pages.