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.
|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.|