mkfs.vfat

Creates an MS-DOS filesystem inside a partition.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/mkfs.vfat.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install dosfstools
Ubuntu
apt-get install dosfstools
Alpine
apk add dosfstools
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S dosfstools
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install dosfstools
CentOS
yum install dosfstools
Fedora
dnf install dosfstools
OS X
brew install dosfstools
Raspbian
apt-get install dosfstools
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/mkfs.vfat mkfs.vfat powered by Commando

Creates an MS-DOS filesystem inside a partition.

  • Create a.vfat filesystem inside partition 1 on device b (`sdb1`):
    mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
  • Create filesystem with a volume-name:
    mkfs.vfat -n volume_name /dev/sdb1
  • Create filesystem with a volume-id:
    mkfs.vfat -i volume_id /dev/sdb1
  • Use 5 instead of 2 file allocation tables:
    mkfs.vfat -f 5 /dev/sdb1

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