Solaris Transition Guide

newfs Command

The SunOS release 5.7 newfs command is a convenient front end to the mkfs command. The newfs command does not support the virtual file-system architecture; it is intended for creating UFS-type file systems only. When you use newfs, it calls and passes arguments to mkfs, which does the real work when creating a ufs file system.

The newfs command accepts only names that conform to the SunOS release 5.7 device naming conventions (see "Device Naming Conventions").