mkswap

Sets up a Linux swap area on a device or in a file. More information: <https://manned.org/mkswap>.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/mkswap.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install util-linux
Ubuntu
apt-get install util-linux
Alpine
apk add util-linux
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S util-linux
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install util-linux
CentOS
yum install util-linux
Fedora
dnf install util-linux
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install util-linux
OS X
brew install util-linux
Raspbian
apt-get install util-linux
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/mkswap mkswap powered by Commando

Sets up a Linux swap area on a device or in a file. More information: <https://manned.org/mkswap>.

  • Setup a given partition as swap area:
    sudo mkswap /dev/sdb7
  • Use a given file as swap area:
    sudo mkswap path/to/file
  • Check a partition for bad blocks before creating the swap area:
    sudo mkswap -c /dev/sdb7
  • Specify a label for the file (to allow `swapon` to use the label):
    sudo mkswap -L swap1 path/to/file

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