NAME [Toc] [Back]
mkfs - construct a file system (generic)
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
/usr/sbin/mkfs [-F FStype] [-o specific_options] [-V] special
/usr/sbin/mkfs [-F FStype] [-m] [-V] special
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The mkfs command creates a file system by writing on the special file
special. operands are listed on file system specific manual pages
(see "SEE ALSO").
Options [Toc] [Back]
mkfs recognizes the following options:
-F FStype Specify the file system type on which to operate
(see fstyp(1M) and fs_wrapper(5)). If this option
is not included on the command line, then the file
system type is determined from the file /etc/fstab
by matching special with an entry in that file.
If there is no entry in /etc/fstab, then the file
system type is determined from the file
-m Display the command line that was used to create
the file system. The file system must already
exist. This option provides a means of
determining the parameters used to construct the
Specify options specific to the file system type.
specific_options is a list of suboptions and/or
keyword/attribute pairs intended for an FStype-
specific module of the command. See the file
system specific manual entries for a description
of the specific_options that are supported, if
-V Echo the completed command line, but perform no
other action. The command line is generated by
incorporating the specified options and arguments
with other information derived from /etc/fstab.
This option allows the user to verify the command
EXAMPLES [Toc] [Back]
Execute the mkfs command to create a 32MB HFS file system on
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mkfs -F hfs /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 32768
Execute the mkfs command on an HFS file system, /dev/dsk/c1t2d0, to
recreate the command that was used to create the file system on
mkfs -F hfs -m /dev/dsk/c1t2d0
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
mkfs was developed by HP and the University of California, Berkeley.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
/etc/default/fs Specifies the default file system type.
/etc/fstab Static information about the file systems.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
chmod(1), bdf(1M), df(1M), fsadm(1M), fsck(1M), fstyp(1M),
mkfs_hfs(1M), mkfs_vxfs(1M), newfs(1M), fstab(4), group(4), passwd(4),
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE [Toc] [Back]
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