[CentOS] fsck - anyway to increase verbosity to show point in process

Tue Apr 9 18:47:55 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Max Pyziur wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm running CentOS 5.x on one ancient but reasonably reliable machine:
> I am running some fsck's on some of the larger drives (750GB and 2TB) that
> are used for backups. There is a verbosity flag (-V); but because of the
> size of the drives along with slowness of the processor, the process is
> taking a long time.
> And there is no indication how much of the process has been completed
> (nothing like a %tage indicator), at least the way that I am running it.
> Is this expected, or is there some way of amping up the feedback?

-C gives you nice warm fuzzies, something for you to watch as you fall
asleep (it takes a *long* bloody while for big drives, he says from