Subject: Re: newfs/newlfs/newfs_msdos (was Re: Some LFS troubles)
To: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
From: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/12/1999 08:17:10
On Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:03:49 -0700 "Michael K. Sanders" wrote:
> To prevent the proliferation of inconsistently named commands to
> create filesystems, does anyone think making newfs(8) a wrapper (like
> mount(8)) that calls newfs_ffs/newfs_msdos/newfs_lfs/etc. would be a
> good idea?
Yes. I think most commercial Unixen do this; certainly HP-UX does.
HP-UX uses a '-F type' flag to allow the system default filesystem
type to be overridden.
Probably NetBSD would be better to use '-t' to match the existing
option in mount(8).
Re Jason's comment: I don't see why creating a filesystem is so
different to mounting one that a wrapper is inappropriate. Hardly the
end of the world either way, I would think.