The format Command

The format(1M) command supports the ability to format, analyze, repair, label, and partition disk drives. The format command provides an interactive menu from which subcommands and submenus can be selected. Table 8.4 describes these format subcommands and submenus.

Table 8.4. Subcommands and Submenus of the format Command
Subcommand or SubmenuDescription
diskSelects a disk
typeDefines a disk type
partitionCreates/modifies a partition table for the selected disk (submenu)
currentDisplays information on the selected disk
formatFormats and analyzes the selected disk
fdiskRuns the fdisk(1M) program for the selected disk (Intel-compatible only)
repairRepairs a defective sector on the selected disk
showTranslates a disk address (Intel-compatible ...

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