File Read Test is a simple and useful tool written in Perl that allows to scan for file and folder read errors. The tool will stop at the first read error detected and list it for you in the terminal.

In this article we will see how to install this tool under Ubuntu, workable also for other Linux-based distributions having Perl installed.

File Read Test Installation

You can simply install it with these commands:

wget -O filereadtest http://goo.gl/4kDSy 

chmod +x filereadtest 

sudo cp filereadtest /usr/local/bin

To start it, run this command:


At the prompt, you will be asked to enter a path to test. You can simply run a scan on your home directory with this path:


That's it!

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