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    Command:

    mkfs

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           mkfs [-V] [-t fstype] [fs-options] filesys [blocks]
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           mkfs  is  used to build a Linux file system on a device, usually a hard
           disk partition.  filesys is either the device  name  (e.g.   /dev/hda1,
           /dev/sdb2),  or  a  regular  file  that  shall contain the file system.
           blocks is the number of blocks to be used for the file system.
    
           The exit code returned by mkfs is 0 on success and 1 on failure.
    
           In actuality, mkfs is simply a front-end for the  various  file  system
           builders (mkfs.fstype) available under Linux.  The file system-specific
           builder is searched for in a number of directories like perhaps  /sbin,
           /sbin/fs,  /sbin/fs.d,  /etc/fs,  /etc  (the precise list is defined at
           compile time but at least contains /sbin and /sbin/fs), and finally  in
           the  directories  listed  in the PATH environment variable.  Please see
           the file system-specific builder manual pages for further details.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           -V     Produce verbose output, including all file system-specific  com-
                  mands  that are executed.  Specifying this option more than once
                  inhibits execution of any file system-specific  commands.   This
                  is really only useful for testing.
    
           -t fstype
                  Specifies  the  type  of file system to be built.  If not speci-
                  fied, the default file system type (currently ext2) is used.
    
           fs-options
                  File system-specific options to be passed to the real file  sys-
                  tem builder.  Although not guaranteed, the following options are
                  supported by most file system builders.
    
           -c     Check the device for bad blocks before building the file system.
    
           -l filename
                  Read the bad blocks list from filename
    
           -v     Produce verbose output.
    
    
    

    BUGS

           All  generic options must precede and not be combined with file system-
           specific options.  Some file system-specific programs  do  not  support
           the  -v (verbose) option, nor return meaningful exit codes.  Also, some
           file system-specific programs do not automatically  detect  the  device
           size and require the blocks parameter to be specified.
    
    
    

    AUTHORS

           David Engel (david@ods.com)
           Fred N. van Kempen (waltje@uwalt.nl.mugnet.org)
           Ron Sommeling (sommel@sci.kun.nl)
    
    
    

    Version 1.9 Jun 1995 MKFS(8)

    
    
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