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btrfsctl: control a btrfs filesystem
NAMEbtrfsctl - control a btrfs filesystem
SYNOPSISbtrfsctl [ -d file|directory ] [ -s snapshot-name directory ] [ -S subvolume-name directory ] [ -r [+-]size ] [ -A device ] [ -a ] [ -c ]
NOTEB btrfsctl is deprecated. Please consider to switch to the btrfs utility.
DESCRIPTIONbtrfsctl is used to control the filesystem and the files and directories stored. It is the tool to create a new snapshot for the filesystem.
- -d file|directory
- Defragment a file or a directory. If the argument is a directory, the entire b-tree under the directory is defragged.
- -s snapshot-name directory
- Creates a new snapshot of the directory specified.
- -S subvolume-name directory
- Creates a new subvolume.
- -r [+|-]size
- Resizes the filesystem with the size specified. If the value is preceded with a signed symbol, the filesystem is resized with respect to the current filesystem size. size can be suffixed by k,m or g to represent kilobytes, megabytes, or gigabytes respectively.
- -A device
- Scans the device for btrfs filesystem.
- Scans all devices present in the system for btrfs filesystem.
- Forces a filesystem sync.
AVAILABILITYbtrfsctl is part of btrfs-progs. Btrfs is currently under heavy development, and not suitable for any uses other than benchmarking and review. Please refer to the btrfs wiki http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org for further details.