mkfs.bfs(8) — Linux manual page


MKFS.BFS(8)               System Administration              MKFS.BFS(8)

NAME         top

       mkfs.bfs - make an SCO bfs filesystem

SYNOPSIS         top

       mkfs.bfs [options] device [block-count]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mkfs.bfs creates an SCO bfs filesystem on a block device (usually
       a disk partition or a file accessed via the loop device).

       The block-count parameter is the desired size of the filesystem,
       in blocks. If nothing is specified, the entire partition will be

OPTIONS         top

       -N, --inodes number
           Specify the desired number of inodes (at most 512). If
           nothing is specified, some default number in the range 48-512
           is picked depending on the size of the partition.

       -V, --vname label
           Specify the volume label. I have no idea if/where this is

       -F, --fname name
           Specify the filesystem name. I have no idea if/where this is

           Use exclusive BSD lock for device or file it operates. The
           optional argument mode can be yes, no (or 1 and 0) or
           nonblock. If the mode argument is omitted, it defaults to
           yes. This option overwrites environment variable
           $LOCK_BLOCK_DEVICE. The default is not to use any lock at
           all, but it’s recommended to avoid collisions with
           systemd-udevd(8) or other tools.

       -v, --verbose
           Explain what is being done.

           This option is silently ignored.

           This option is silently ignored.

       -h, --help
           Display help text and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit. Option -V only works as --version
           when it is the only option.

EXIT STATUS         top

       The exit status returned by mkfs.bfs is 0 when all went well, and
       1 when something went wrong.

SEE ALSO         top


REPORTING BUGS         top

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AVAILABILITY         top

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