Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
How do you get e2fsck to show progress information?

Is there a way to check the progress of fsck.ext3 under Ubuntu, if I'm logged in remotely?

Obviously the time taken depends on a lot of factors, but if fsck has to option of displaying a progress bar, it should be possible

Clarification: The fsck process has already been started in another terminal (at startup), and I need to view the progress from remote machine. Running fsck with the -C flag is therefore not the answer. I was hoping for a log file that I could look at (/var/log/fsck/* are empty).

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by sysadmin1138 Aug 19 '11 at 19:57

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

If you edit your question to show how it's not an exact dupe, it stands a chance of being reopened. – Wesley Aug 19 '11 at 20:10
After your edits, it's still a duplicate. The answer you're after is at… – sciurus Aug 19 '11 at 21:56

Try fsck -C, it displays progress on every step of checking (but not the total one)

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.