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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

format — command

Synopsis

Class C filesystem:

format filesystem:

Class A filesystem:

format [spare number] filesystem:

Configures

A Class C or Class A filesystem

Description

This command formats a flash filesystem. Each filesystem name must be followed by a colon; for example, format slot0:.

The spare option is valid only for Class A filesystems, which allow you to reserve a number of spare sectors. number can be from 0 to 16. The default is 0.

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