newfs(1M)newfs(1M)NAMEnewfs - construct a new file system
FStype] specific_options] special
The command is a "friendly" front-end to the command (see mkfs(1M)).
The command calculates the appropriate parameters and then builds the
file system by invoking the command.
special represents a character (raw) special device.
recognizes the following options:
Specify the file system type on which to operate (see
fstyp(1M) and fs_wrapper(5)). If this option is
not included on the command line, then the file
system type is determined from the file by match‐
ing special with an entry in that file. If there
is no entry in then the file system type is
determined from the file Current valid Fstype
values are: and for the HFS and JFS (VxFS) file
Specify options specific to the file system type.
specific_options is a list of suboptions and/or
keyword/attribute pairs intended for an FStype-
specific module of the command. See the file
system specific manual entries for a description
of the specific_options that are supported, if
Echo the completed command line, but perform no other actions.
The command line is generated by incorporating
the specified options and arguments and other
information derived from This option allows the
user to verify the command line.
Execute the command to create an HFS file system on
was developed by HP and the University of California, Berkeley.
File that specifies the default file system type.
Static information about the file systems.
SEE ALSOfsck(1M), fstyp(1M), mkfs(1M), newfs_hfs(1M), newfs_vxfs(1M), fstab(4),