Enables device or file for swapping - swapon

Enables device or file for swapping. More information: swapon - manned.org.

  • Get swap information:

swapon -s

  • Enable a given swap partition:

swapon {{/dev/sdb7}}

  • Enable a given swap file:

swapon {{path/to/file}}

  • Enable all swap areas:

swapon -a

  • Enable swap by label of a device or file:

swapon -L {{swap1}}