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File Formats                                        default_fs(4)



NAME
     default_fs, fs - specify the default file  system  type  for
     local or remote file systems

DESCRIPTION
     When file system administration commands have both  specific
     and  generic  components  (for  example, fsck(1M)), the file
     system type must be  specified.  If  it  is  not  explicitly
     specified  using the -F FSType command line option, the gen-
     eric command looks in /etc/vfstab in order to determine  the
     file  system type, using the supplied raw or block device or
     mount point.  If the file system type can not be  determined
     by  searching  /etc/vfstab, the command will use the default
     file system type  specified  in  either  /etc/default/fs  or
     /etc/dfs/dfstypes,  depending  on whether the file system is
     local or remote.

     The  default  local  file  system  type  is   specified   in
     /etc/default/fs  by  a  line  of  the form LOCAL=fstype (for
     example, LOCAL=ufs). The default remote file system type  is
     determined by the first entry in the /etc/dfs/fstypes file.

     File system administration commands will  determine  whether
     the  file  system is local or remote by examining the speci-
     fied device name.  If the device   name  starts  with  ``/''
     (slash),  it  is  considered  to  be  local; otherwise it is
     remote.

     The default file system types can be changed by editing  the
     default files with a text editor.

FILES
     /etc/vfstab
           list of default parameters for each file system

     /etc/default/fs
           the default local file system type

     /etc/dfs/fstypes
           the default remote file system type

SEE ALSO
     fsck(1M), fstypes(4), vfstab(4)












SunOS 5.9           Last change: 20 Mar 1992                    1