Know Types of Linux Filesystems

I have listed 20 different Linux file systems.

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Types of Linux Filesystems

The table below provides the description for various types of filesystems.

Know The Linux File systems

S.N. Filesystem Description
1 ext It’s a Linux Extended Filesystem (the original Linux file system).
2 ext2 It’s the Second Extended file system which provided advanced features over the ‘ext’ filesystem.
3 ext3 It’s the Third Extended Filesystem supporting journaling.
4 ext4 It’s the Fourth extended Filesystem, that supports advanced journaling.
5 hpfs It’s an OS/2 high-performance filesystem.
6 jfs IBM’s  Journaled File System or JFS is a 64-bit journaling file system.
7 iso9660 It’s an ISO 9660 file system for CD-ROMs.
8 minix It’s a MINIX filesystem.
9 msdos It’s Microsoft’s  FAT16.
10 ncp It’s a Netware filesystem.
11 nfs It stands for Network File System.
12 ntfs It is a support for Microsoft NT filesystem.
13 proc It’s used to access the system information.
14 ReiserFS This is an advanced filesystem of Linux for better performance and disk recovery.
15 smb Samba or SMB filesystem is used to access network.
16 sysv It’s an Older filesystem in Unix.
17 ufs It’s a BSD Fast File System or FFS) is a file system used by many Unix and Unix-like operating systems. It is a distant descendant of the original filesystem used by Version 7 Unix.
18 umsdos It’s an Unix-like filesystem that resides on top of MS-DOS
19 vfat Windows 95 filesystem (FAT32)
20 XFS XFS is a high-performance 64-bit journaling file system created by Silicon Graphics, Inc (SGI) in 1993. It was the default file system in the SGI’s IRIX operating system starting with its version 5.3; the file system was ported to the Linux kernel in 2001.

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