Subject: Re: Creating MS-DOS filesystems
To: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/1997 18:12:02
On 21 Jan 1997 01:21:26 +0100
firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthias Scheler) wrote:
> now that we finally have a working "fdformat" - good job, who ever did it -
> I would like to be able to create 3rd party especially MS-DOS filesystems,
> too. Am I wrong or is there no command for this job yet? I could grab the
> source of "mformat" from the latest M-Tools and prepare it for integration.
> But maybe it would be better to write some kind of "alienmkfs" which can
> create any kind of filesystem (MS-DOS, AmigaOS etc.) based on a configuration
In a perfect world, we'd have:
...etc. There would be a signle "driver" program, called "newfs", which
would be invoked like:
newfs -t ffs /dev/rsd5f
newfs -t msdosfs /dev/rfd0a
If no -t argument is given, the system would default to ffs.
This would be in line with how mount and fsck work.
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