construct a filesystem (generic)
mkfs [-F FSType] [-V] [-m] [current_options] [-o specific_options]
special size [operands]
mkfs constructs a filesystem by writing on
the special file; special must be the first argument.
The filesystem is created based on the FSType,
operands specified on the command line.
mkfs waits 10 seconds before starting to construct the filesystem.
During this time the command can be aborted by entering a delete (<Del>).
operands are FSType-specific and the FSType
specific manual page of mkfs should be consulted for a detailed
are options supported by the s5-specific module of mkfs.
Other FSTypes do not necessarily support these options.
specific_options indicate suboptions specified in a comma-separated
list of suboptions and/or keyword-attribute pairs for interpretation by
the FSType-specific module of the command.
The options are:
Specify the FSType to be constructed.
The FSType should either be specified here or be
determinable from /etc/vfstab by matching
the special with an entry in the table.
Echo the complete command line,
but do not execute the command.
The command line is generated by using
the options and arguments provided by the user
and adding to them information
derived from /etc/vfstab.
This option should be used to
verify and validate the command line.
Return the command line which was used to create the filesystem.
The filesystem must already exist.
This option provides a means of
determining the command used in constructing the filesystem.
It cannot be used with current_options, specific_options,
It must be invoked by itself.
Specify FSType-specific options.
mkfs constructs a filesystem by writing on the special file.
Specify the number of logical 512 byte sectors in the filesystem. The largest
filesystem size is
determined by the FSType.
list of default parameters for each filesystem
This command may not be supported for all filesystem types.
For example, mounting an memfs filesystem creates an
instantiation of the filesystem.
Therefore, the mkfs command is not required
for that filesystem type.
This command has been updated to handle files greater than 2GB.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004