Manual page for FORMAT(8S)
format - disk partitioning and maintenance utility
enables you to format, label, repair and
analyze disks on your Sun computer. Unlike previous disk
runs under SunOS. Because there are
limitations to what can be done to the system disk while the
system is running,
is also supported within the
memory-resident system environment. For most applications,
under SunOS is the more convenient approach.
uses the disk list defined
in the data file specified with the
option. If that option is omitted, the
data file defaults to
in the current directory, or else
- -f command-file
Take command input from
rather than the standard input.
The file must contain commands that appear just as they would
if they had been entered from the keyboard. With this option,
does not issue
- -l log-file
Log a transcript of the
session to the indicated
including the standard input, the standard
output and the standard error.
- -x data-file
Use the disk list contained in
- -d disk_name
Specify which disk should be made current upon entry into the program.
The disk is specified by its logical name (for instance,
- xy0). This can also
be accomplished by specifying a single disk in the disk list.
- -t disk-type
Specify the type of disk which is current upon entry into the program,
A disk's type is specified by name in the data file. This
option can only be used if a disk is being made current as described
- -p partition-name
Specify the partition table for the disk which is current upon entry
into the program. The table is specified by its name as defined in
the data file. This option can only be used if a disk is being made
current, and its type is either specified or available from the
Silent. Suppress all of the standard output. Error messages are still
displayed. This is generally used in conjunction with the
default data file
[a manual with the abbreviation ADMIN]
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97