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 mkfs(1M)							    mkfs(1M)




 NAME
      mkfs (generic) - construct a file system

 SYNOPSIS
      /usr/sbin/mkfs [-F FStype] [-o specific_options] [-V] special
	   [operands]

      /usr/sbin/mkfs [-F FStype] [-m] [-V] special

 DESCRIPTION
      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
      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
			  /etc/default/fs.

	   -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
			  file system.

	   -o specific_options
			  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
			  any.

	   -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
			  line.

 EXAMPLES
      Execute the mkfs command to create a 32MB HFS file system on
      /dev/dsk/c1t2d0:



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 mkfs(1M)							    mkfs(1M)




	   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
      /dev/dsk/c1t2d0:

	   mkfs -F hfs -m /dev/dsk/c1t2d0

 AUTHOR
      mkfs was developed by HP and the University of California, Berkeley.

 FILES
      /etc/default/fs	     Specifies the default file system type.
      /etc/fstab	     Static information about the file systems.

 SEE ALSO
      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),
      fs_wrapper(5).

 STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
      mkfs: SVID3
































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