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Do I need to defrag EXT file systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is defragmentation unnecessary? I've been told that EXT file systems don't need to be defreagged because of the way they handle writes. Is this true? Would I benefit ...
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Does Ubuntu need to be defragmented? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is defragmentation unnecessary? Does the filesystem in ubuntu need to be defragment like the Windows??
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How can I defrag an NTFS hard drive from Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I state I am asking if it is possible and HOW. I note many forum answers are 'you can't' or 'you don't need to on Linux cause it is perfect and wonderful' - none of these answers will help. Firstly, ...
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How does Ubuntu handle file-system fragmentation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is defragmentation unnecessary? This could be for any file system but EXT4 works. Does Ubuntu need to be defragged like windows. Does it do this on its own.
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Defragging the hardrive [duplicate]

After I partition the drive for Ubuntu and Windows, can I use the Windows defrag utility on the Ubuntu partition, or do I defrag each with their own utilities? I am planning on installing version ...
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Do I need to worry about defragmentation? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general, as a home installer/user). Do I need to worry about fragmentation of the file system on a Linux partition on one's hard drive?
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How to defrag a disk? Type ext4

I've read many things but they don't work. I don't want any answer saying that there's no need because there is some not much but some!
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What software is available to de-fragment Ubuntu filesystems?

I would like to defragment Ubuntu; however, I cannot find software that I can download. What is available?
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Is BleachBit really necessary?

I've heard that the ext4 filesystem does not need to be defragmented because the way it stores information is engineered to avoid exactly that problem. At them same time, I have a program called ...
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Is it safe to Defrag Windows 8 while dual booting Ubuntu?

I have owned my laptop now for about 8 months a feel its slightly slowing a bit and I think it is time for a Defrag. Should I be worried about windows 8 effecting the Ubuntu partion part of my ...
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Do I need to do maintenance on Ubuntu like you do on Windows?

I am wondering if I need to do things like Defragmentation and Clear Cache, to keep Ubuntu running smoothly like that done on Windows?
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file acess slow after deletion of many files

I recently accidentally created millions of files in one folder (rougly 5 million) and due to limitations I couldn't process them correctly (maximum argument count exceeded for wc / ls and such ...

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