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mkfs

Build a Linux filesystem on a hard disk partition. This command is deprecated in favor of filesystem specific mkfs. utils.

  • Build a Linux ext2 filesystem on a partition:

mkfs {{path/to/partition}}

  • Build a filesystem of a specified type:

mkfs -t {{ext4}} {{path/to/partition}}

  • Build a filesystem of a specified type and check for bad blocks:

mkfs -c -t {{ntfs}} {{path/to/partition}}