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.\" Copyright 1999 Andries E. Brouwer (
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.TH MKFS.BFS 8 "12 Sept 1999" "Util-linux 2.9x" "Linux System Administrator's Manual"
mkfs.bfs \- make an SCO bfs filesystem
.B mkfs.bfs
.RB [ \-N
.IR nr-of-inodes ]
.RB [ \-V
.IR volume-name ]
.RB [ \-F
.IR fsname ]
.I device
.RI [ size-in-blocks ]
.B mkfs.bfs
creates an SCO bfs file-system on a block device
(usually a disk partition or a file accessed via the loop device).
.I size-in-blocks
parameter is the desired size of the file system, in blocks.
If nothing is specified, the entire partition will be used.
.B \-N
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.
.BI \-V " volume-label"
Specify the volume label. I have no idea if/where this is used.
.BI \-F " fsname"
Specify the fsname. I have no idea if/where this is used.
.B \-v
Be verbose.
The exit code returned by
.B mkfs.bfs
is 0 when all went well, and 1 when something went wrong.
.BR mkfs (8).
The mkfs.bfs command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from