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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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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 you can select subcommands and submenus. Table 7.4 describes these format subcommands and menus.

Table 7.4. Subcommands and Submenus of the format Command
Subcommand/SubmenuDescription
diskSelects a disk.
typeDefines a disk type.
partitionCreates/modifies a partition table for the selected disk (submenu).
currentDisplays information about 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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