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Userspace utilities to manage btrfs filesystems. License: GPLv2.

Btrfs is a copy on write (COW) filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration.

This repository hosts following utilities:

  • btrfs — the main administration tool (manual page)
  • mkfs.btrfs — utility to create the filesystem (manual page)

See INSTALL for build instructions.

Release cycle

The major version releases are time-based and follow the cycle of the linux kernel releases. The cycle usually takes 2 months. A minor version releases may happen in the meantime if there are queued bug fixes or minor useful improvements.


The patch submissions, development or general discussions take place at mailinglist, subsciption not required.