|GROWFS(8)||System Manager's Manual||GROWFS(8)|
growfsutility extends the newfs(8) program. Before starting
growfs, the partition must be set to a larger size using disklabel(8). The
growfsutility extends the size of the file system on the specified special file.
growfs can only enlarge
unmounted file systems. Do not try enlarging a mounted file system - your
system may panic and you will not be able to use the file system any longer.
Most of the newfs(8) options cannot be
growfs. In fact, you can only increase
the size of the file system. Use
tunefs(8) for other changes.
The following options are available:
growfswill not print extraneous information like superblock backups.
growfswill enlarge the file system to the size of the entire partition).
growfswill ask you if you have taken a backup of your data and will test whether special is currently mounted. The
-yflag suppresses this, so use this option with great care!
growfsdefaults to the terminal width, or 80 columns if the output is not a terminal.
growfsutility first appeared in FreeBSD 4.4 and has been available since OpenBSD 3.4. Christoph Herrmann <chm@FreeBSD.org>
growfsteam <email@example.com> fsck(8) after enlarging.
|October 17, 2017||OpenBSD-current|