may I suggest two new symlinks: newfs_ufs for newfs and newfs_hammer1 for newfs_hammer ?

nacho Lariguet lariguet at
Wed Aug 12 19:45:50 PDT 2020

On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:08:58 -0900
Matthew Dillon <dillon at> wrote:

> For now I'd rather not.  It would certainly be less ambiguous but there is
> a lot of history there and, again, potential backwards portability issues.


> One thing that would be nice would be for 'newfs' to look at the filesystem
> type in the disklabel for the specified device (if possible) and exec the
> correct newfs_* program based on that type.  Another big problem, though,
> is that the options and other arguments are different for each newfs_*
> variant.

You're right.

> -Matt

Thanks for your replies considering my suggestions :)

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