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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

swapon

Synopsis

swapon [options] devices

System administration command. Make the listed devices available for swapping and paging.

Options

-a

Consult /etc/fstab for devices marked sw. Use those in place of the devices argument.

-e

Used with -a. Don’t complain about missing devices.

-h

Print help message, then exit.

-p priority

Specify a priority for the swap area. Higher priority areas will be used up before lower priority areas are used.

-s

Print swap usage summaries, then exit.

-V

Print version information, then exit.

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