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defragmentation in linux

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:18 am
by Kim447
Why Linux doesn't need a defragmentation tool??

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:32 am
by Cyberbleuet
No :wink:

Salutation!
Cyberbleuet

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:33 am
by Moem
That's a good question! I threw it into my favourite web search engine, and it came back with this:
https://www.howtogeek.com/115229/htg-ex ... agmenting/

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:44 pm
by DAMIEN1307

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:44 am
by blueicetwice
Moem wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:33 am
That's a good question! I threw it into my favourite web search engine, and it came back with this:
https://www.howtogeek.com/115229/htg-ex ... agmenting/
Herr Moem, good read! :idea: Tanks for the link.

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:08 am
by Hoser Rob
Your system will get slower if your drive is too full but nothing like WIndows.

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:54 am
by Moem
blueicetwice wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:44 am
Herr Moem, good read!
Thanks, but 'Herr' doesn't really apply. :)

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:49 pm
by bob466
Kim447 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:18 am
Why Linux doesn't need a defragmentation tool??
Because Linux isn't Windoze. Image

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:51 pm
by DAMIEN1307

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:03 am
by ricardogroetaers
Kim447 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:18 am
Why Linux doesn't need a defragmentation tool??
At your own risk:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/defragfs/
I never tested it.

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:16 am
by DAMIEN1307
Ive got the code for a terminal command for a defragger for linux but i refuse to post it knowing that some folks will screw up their systems with it...DAMIEN

Re: defragmentation in linux

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:13 am
by GS3
Moem wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:33 am
That's a good question! I threw it into my favourite web search engine, and it came back with this:
https://www.howtogeek.com/115229/htg-ex ... agmenting/
That page has a very good explanation of the differences between Windows and Linux disk systems. Very interesting.

Several posts in this thread are just smug condescension and do not answer the question asked which was why Linux does not defrag. That attitude is not helpful in gaining converts as it tends to turn people away.
Moem wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:54 am
blueicetwice wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:44 am
Herr Moem, good read!
Thanks, but 'Herr' doesn't really apply. :)
One "r" will suffice. :)