mkfs.reiser4

mkfs.reiser4(8)               reiser4progs manual              mkfs.reiser4(8)



NAME
       mkfs.reiser4 - the program for creating reiser4 filesystem.

SYNOPSIS
       mkfs.reiser4 [ options ] FILE1 FILE2 ... [ size[K|M|G] ]

DESCRIPTION
       mkfs.reiser4 is reiser4 filesystem creation program. It is based on new
       libreiser4 library. Since libreiser4 is fully plugin-based, we have the
       potential to create not just reiser4 partitions, but any filesystem or
       database format, which is based on balanced trees.

COMMON OPTIONS
       -V, --version
              prints program version.

       -?, -h, --help
              prints program help.

       -y, --yes
              assumes an answer 'yes' to all questions.

       -f, --force
              forces mkfs to use whole disk, not block device or mounted
              partition.

MKFS OPTIONS
       -b, --block-size N
              block size to be used (architecture page size by default)

       -L, --label LABEL
              volume label to be used

       -U, --uuid UUID
              universally unique identifier to be used

       -s, --lost-found
              forces mkfs to create lost+found directory.

PLUGIN OPTIONS
       -p, --print-profile
              prints the plugin profile. This is the set of default plugins
              used for all parts of a filesystem -- format, nodes, files,
              directories, hashes, etc. If --override is specified, then
              prints modified plugins.

       -l, --print-plugins
              prints all plugins libreiser4 know about.

       -o, --override TYPE=PLUGIN, ...
              overrides the default plugin of the type "TYPE" by the plugin
              "PLUGIN" in the plugin profile.

              Examples:

              assign short key plugin to "key" field in order to create
              filesystem with short keys policy:

              mkfs.reiser4 -yf -o key=key_short /dev/hda2

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <umka@namesys.com>, <reiserfs-list@namesys.com>

SUPPORT
       You can get support at http://www.namesys.com/support.html

SEE ALSO
       libreiser4(8), measurefs.reiser4(8), debugfs.reiser4(8),
       fsck.reiser4(8) cpfs.reiser4(8) resizefs.reiser4(8)

AUTHOR
       This manual page was written by Yury Umanets <umka@namesys.com>




reiser4progs                     02 Oct, 2002                  mkfs.reiser4(8)