MKFS(8)                                                   MKFS(8)

     NAME
          mkfs, mkbitfs, mklost+found - construct a file system

     SYNOPSIS
          /etc/mkfs special size

          /etc/mkbitfs special size

          /etc/mklost+found

     DESCRIPTION
          Mkfs (mkbitfs) constructs a regular (bitmapped) file system
          by writing on the special file special. Size is the number
          of 1K (4K) blocks on the special file.  The resulting file
          system has a single empty directory.  The number of i-nodes
          is calculated as a function of the filesystem size.

          Immediately after creating a file system, mklost+found
          should be run to create a repository for disconnected files
          recovered by fsck(8). If the special file is /dev/disk and
          its mount point /mnt, mklost+found works as follows:

               /etc/mount /dev/disk /mnt
               cd /mnt
               /etc/mklost+found

          Mkfs (only) also has capabilities for assembling a prototype
          file system, but this code has not been exercised in years.

     SEE ALSO
          filsys(5), fsck(8)

     BUGS
          There should be some way to specify bad blocks.
          Mkfs and mkbitfs should make lost+found automatically.