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mkfs.bfs - make an SCO bfs filesystem

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

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.

-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

Display version information and exit. Option -V only works as --version when it is the only option.

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

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For bug reports, use the issue tracker at https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues.

The mkfs.bfs command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
2021-06-02 util-linux 2.37.2