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himacs
Super Advisor

mknod and mkfs


Hi Admins,
What is the difference between mkfs,mknod

Regards
himacs
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: mknod and mkfs

Hi:

'mknod' creates a device file, as for the case of creating a 'group' file for volume group creation. 'mkfs' creates a filesystem within a logical volume.

See the manpages for both.

Regards!

...JRF...
himacs
Super Advisor

Re: mknod and mkfs

Hi JRF,

Thanks for the reply.

i use newfs command to build filesystem in logical volume.

Regards
himacs
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: mknod and mkfs

If you read the man page about newfs you will see there is a difference to mkfs. Read it ...

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ismail Azad
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Re: mknod and mkfs

Hi,

There are 3 commands to create device files:-insf, mksf and mknod. Mknod creates a "custom DSF" where arugument normally requires the major and minor number.

newfs is the FRONT END utility of mkfs.

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Ismail Azad
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nijokj
Trusted Contributor

Re: mknod and mkfs

The mkfs command creates a file system by writing on the special file.


The newfs command is a "friendly" front-end to the mkfs command.The newfs command calculates the appropriate parameters
and then builds the file system by invoking the mkfs command.