In Ubuntu and derivatives (specifically Linux Mint 17.2), is there a setting in a config file somewhere to run "fsck -y" on boot?

I lost power, and the computer successfully rebooted, but I just want to run fsck to take care of any potential issues before they actually cause trouble.

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Not in a configuration file; just drop a forcefsck file in /:

sudo touch /forcefsck

This will force a check on the next boot.

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    Doesn't seem to work on Bionic... :-| – nkkollaw May 13 '18 at 4:41

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