CLI filesystem format tool

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Apr 29 22:16:42 UTC 2007

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 03:53:19PM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> Is there a simple command line tool in FreeBSD for creating a filesystem
> on an already extant slice?
> I'm working on a system with three main slices -- ad0s1, ad0s2, and
> ad0s3.  The ad0s2 slice is further split up into the default parts of a
> FreeBSD install.  The ad0s1 slice is in use by another OS.  The ad0s3
> slice has nothing of value on it, and I want to make it a FreeBSD-native
> filesystem then mount it at /usr/home.
> I've been hoping to find something akin to the Linux tool mkfs for this
> purpose, but so far have come up empty.  Isn't there something that
> works similarly to that?  Example:
>   command /dev/ad0s3 fstype



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