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mkproto(8)							   mkproto(8)



NAME

  mkproto - Constructs a prototype file	system

SYNOPSIS

  mkproto special proto

DESCRIPTION

  The mkproto command is used to bootstrap a new file system. First a new
  file system is created using newfs.  mkproto is then used to copy files
  from the old file system into	the new	file system according to the direc-
  tions	found in the prototype file proto. The prototype file contains tokens
  separated by spaces or newlines. The first tokens comprise the specifica-
  tion for the root directory.	File specifications consist of tokens, giving
  the mode, the	user ID, the group ID, and the initial contents	of the file.
  The syntax of	the contents field depends on the mode.

  The mode token for a file is a 6-character string. The first character
  specifies the	type of	the file. (The characters -bcd specify regular,
  block-special, character-special, and	directory files, respectively.)	The
  second character of the type is either a u or	a - (dash) to specify setuid
  mode or not. The third character is either a g or a -	(dash) for the setgid
  mode.	The rest of the	mode is	a 3-digit octal	number,	giving the owner,
  group, and other read, write,	execute	permissions.  (See the chmod(1)	com-
  mand for more	information.)

  Two decimal number tokens come after the mode; they specify the user and
  group	IDs of the owner of the	file:

    +  If the file is a	regular	file, the next token is	a pathname from	which
       the contents and	size are copied.

    +  If the file is a	block-special or a character-special file, two
       decimal number tokens follow, giving the	major and minor	device
       numbers.

    +  If the file is a	directory, mkproto makes the entries . (dot) and ..
       (dot dot) and then reads	a list of names	and (recursively) file
       specifications for the entries in the directory.	The scan is ter-
       minated with the	token $.

  The following	listing	shows a	sample prototype specification.

       d--777 3	1
       usr    d--777 3 1
	      sh     ---755 3 1	/bin/sh
	      ken    d--755 6 1
		     $
	      b0     b--644 3 1	0 0
	      c0     c--644 3 1	0 0
	      $
       $






FILES

  /usr/sbin/mkproto
      Specifies	the command path

SEE ALSO

  Commands: fsck(8), fsdb(8), newfs(8)