|FDFORMAT(1)||General Commands Manual||FDFORMAT(1)|
fdformatformats a floppy disk at device device_name. device_name should be a character device; it may be given either with a full path name of a raw device node for a floppy disk drive (e.g., /dev/rfd0c), or default name in an abbreviated form, (e.g., fd0). Note that any geometry constraints of the device node (minor device number) are meaningless, since they're overridden by
The options are as follows:
-q flag has not been specified, the
user is asked for confirmation of the intended formatting process. In order
to continue, an answer of “y” must be given.
-qhas been specified, a single letter is printed to standard output to inform the user about the progress of work. First, an “F” is printed when the track(s) is being formatted, then a “V” while it's being verified, and if an error has been detected, it will finally change to “E”.
fdformatwas developed for 386BSD 0.1 and upgraded to the new fdc(4) floppy disk driver. It later became part of FreeBSD 1.1, and was then ported to OpenBSD 1.2.
|September 17, 2018||OpenBSD-current|