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The employment of a swap partition is one of the main reasons that Linux partitions do not need to be defraged regularly, if ever at all.
Also as a Linux system partition does not need artificial protections/obstructions to prevent it from being moved or copied one can always write the files out and copy them back to squeeze all the empty spaces out.
Thank you for responding. I get conflicting advice about the need to defrag - I'm thinking about the scores of spam messages I delete (I have an "info" email address). I tried man "defrag" but in truth I don't know what to do with he resulting information - like many manuals it assumes a higher level of knowledge than some of it's readers have, I am new to all this and although I now prefer Ubuntu to windows I sometimes wish it was alittle more "idiot friendly"