How To Find Filesystem Types in Ubuntu

In Linux, the most commonly used filesystems are Ext4 and Btrfs but it also supports many more like ZFS, ReiserFS, XFS, ext3, ext2, exFAT, sysfs, securityfs, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, etc. In Ubuntu, you can check your filesystem type using different methods. Follow this article for all methods.

Find Filesystem Types in Ubuntu

1.Find Filesystem Type Using df

Open the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command. It will show all mounted filesystems.

sudo df -T

df command

2.Find Filesystem Type In Using Findmnt

Open the terminal application using the ctrl+alt+t keys and run below command.



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Here the root filesystem is ext4. You can also filter output by a particular filesystem like below.

findmnt -t ext4


For the complete details run below command.

man findmnt

3.Find Filesystem Type In Linux Using blkid

Use below command in terminal to list all filesystem types.

sudo blkid


For the complete details run below command.

man blkid

4.Find Filesystem Type Using mount

mount | grep "^/dev"


5.Find Filesystem Type Using lsblk

lsblk -f


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