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How To Install Mkfs.hfs On Debian, Ubuntu, Kali And Raspbian?

How To Install Mkfs.hfs On Debian, Ubuntu, Kali And Raspbian?

mkfs.hfs

mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems

Maintainer: Rogu00e9rio Brito



Section: otherosfs

Install mkfs.hfs

  • Debian apt-get install hfsprogs Click to copy
  • Ubuntu apt-get install hfsprogs Click to copy
  • Kali Linux apt-get install hfsprogs Click to copy
  • Raspbian apt-get install hfsprogs Click to copy

hfsprogs

mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems

The HFS+ file system used by Apple Computer for their Mac OS is supported by the Linux kernel. Apple provides mkfs and fsck for HFS+ with the Unix core of their operating system, Darwin. This package is a port of Apple's tools for HFS+ filesystems. For users, HFS+ seems to be a good compromise to carry files between MacOS X and Linux Machines, as HFS+ doesn't suffer the problems of FAT32 like: * huge space waste (in slack space as devices grow faster); * ability to create files that are more than 4GB in size (especially good for those working with multimedia and that need to carry large ISO files); * ability to use case preserving (and even sensitivity!); * ability to use uid's and gid's on the filesystem. Users in general can enjoy such benefits since it is expected to have more HFS+ filesystems in use, as Apple has announced Macintoshes for ix86-64, besides the filesystem being already supported by PowerPC systems since the beginning.

Installing mkfs.hfs command is simple. just copy one of the above commands for your operating system and paste it into terminal. This command is available for Debian, Ubuntu, Kali and Raspbian operating systems. Once you run the command it will install the latest version of mkfs.hfs 2023 package in your OS.