mkfs.bfs(8) make an SCO bfs filesystem


mkfs.bfs [options] device [block-count]


mkfs.bfs creates an SCO bfs filesystem on a block device (usually a disk partition or a file accessed via the loop device).

The block-count parameter is the desired size of the filesystem, in blocks. If nothing is specified, the entire partition will be used.


-N, --inodes number
Specify the desired number of inodes (at most 512). If nothing is specified, some default number in the range 48-512 is picked depending on the size of the partition.
-V, --vname label
Specify the volume label. I have no idea if/where this is used.
-F, --fname name
Specify the filesystem name. I have no idea if/where this is used.
-v, --verbose
Explain what is being done.
This option is silently ignored.
This option is silently ignored.
-h, --help
Display help text and exit.
-V, --version
Display version information and exit. Option -V only works as --version when it is the only option.


The exit code returned by mkfs.bfs is 0 when all went well, and 1 when something went wrong.


The mkfs.bfs command is part of the util-linux package and is available from