DEFAULT_FS(4) File Formats and Configurations DEFAULT_FS(4)


NAME


default_fs, fs - specify the default file system type for local or remote
file systems

DESCRIPTION


When file system administration commands have both specific and generic
components (for example, fsck(1M)), the file system type must be
specified. If it is not explicitly specified using the -F FSType command
line option, the generic command looks in /etc/vfstab in order to
determine the file system type, using the supplied raw or block device or
mount point. If the file system type can not be determined by searching
/etc/vfstab, the command will use the default file system type specified
in either /etc/default/fs or /etc/dfs/dfstypes, depending on whether the
file system is local or remote.


The default local file system type is specified in /etc/default/fs by a
line of the form LOCAL=fstype (for example, LOCAL=ufs). The default
remote file system type is determined by the first entry in the
/etc/dfs/fstypes file.


File system administration commands will determine whether the file
system is local or remote by examining the specified device name. If the
device name starts with ``/'' (slash), it is considered to be local;
otherwise it is remote.


The default file system types can be changed by editing the default files
with a text editor.

FILES


/etc/vfstab
list of default parameters for each file system


/etc/default/fs
the default local file system type


/etc/dfs/fstypes
the default remote file system type


SEE ALSO


fsck(1M), fstypes(4), vfstab(4)


March 20, 1992 DEFAULT_FS(4)