Fsck

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1. file system check. The Unix program that checks a file system for internal consistency and bad blocks etc. and can repair some faults.
fsck is often used after a crash when the file system has been left in an inconsistent state, e.g. due to incomplete flushing of buffers.
(1998-03-06)
2. Used on Usenet newsgroup alt.sysadmin.recovery as substitute for "fuck" and became more main-stream after the Communications Decency Act.
(1998-03-06)

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