Name

mkfs.bfs — make an SCO bfs filesystem

Synopsis

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

DESCRIPTION

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 used.

OPTIONS

−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 used.

−F, −−fname name

Specify the filesystem name. I have no idea if/where this is used.

−v, −−verbose

Explain what is being done.

−c

This option is silently ignored.

−l

This option is silently ignored.

−h, −−help

Display help text and exit.

−V, −−version

Output version information and exit. Option −V only works as −−version when it is the only option.

EXIT CODES

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

SEE ALSO

mkfs(8)

AVAILABILITY

The mkfs.bfs command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.


  Copyright 1999 Andries E. Brouwer (aebcwi.nl)
May be freely distributed.