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Anyone know how I can see the valid fields for the option -t? I do know that there are front ends to this program regarding individual file systems but I ...
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    Anyone know how I can see the valid fields for the option -t? I do know that there are front ends to this program regarding individual file systems but I need to be sure for an exam.
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    the mkfs manpage says that it is a frontend for all of the mkfs.<fstype> programs.. so try this:
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    find / -iname mkfs*
    that should locate all of the mkfs progs..

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    I'm fairly sure that "mkfs -t fstype" just execs "/sbin/mkfs.fstype".

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    this is the result of the find command on my system.. i told it to look for mkfs* :
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/mkfs.vfat
    /usr/sbin/mkfs.msdos
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.ext2.8.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.ext3.8.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.vfat.8.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.msdos.8.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.8.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.minix.8.gz
    /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.bfs.8.gz
    /sbin/mkfs
    /sbin/mkfs.ext2
    /sbin/mkfs.ext3
    /sbin/mkfs.cramfs
    /sbin/mkfs.bfs
    /sbin/mkfs.minix
    hope that helps...

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