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NAME

       mksquashfs - tool to create and append to squashfs filesystems

SYNOPSIS

       mksquashfs SOURCE [SOURCE2 ...] DESTINATION [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       Squashfs  is  a highly compressed read-only filesystem for Linux. It uses zlib compression
       to compress both files, inodes and directories. Inodes in the system are  very  small  and
       all blocks are packed to minimize data overhead. Block sizes greater than 4K are supported
       up to a maximum of 64K.

       Squashfs is intended for general read-only filesystem use, for archival use (i.e. in cases
       where  a  .tar.gz  file may be used), and in constrained block device/memory systems (e.g.
       embedded systems) where low overhead is needed.

OPTIONS

       -all-root
           make all files owned by root.

       -always-use-fragments
           use fragment blocks for files larger than block size.

       -b block_size
           set data block to block_size. Default 131072 bytes.

       -e exclude
           list of exclude dirs/files.

       -ef exclude_file
           list of exclude dirs/files. One per line.

       -force-gid gid
           set all file gids to gid.

       -force-uid uid
           set all file uids to uid.

       -fragment-queue size
           Set fragment queue to size Mbytes. Default 64 Mbytes.

       -info
           print files written to filesystem.

       -keep-as-directory
           if one source  directory  is  specified,  create  a  root  directory  containing  that
           directory, rather than the contents of the directory.

       -noappend
           do not append to existing filesystem.

       -noDataCompression
           alternative name for -noD.

       -noD
           do not compress data blocks.

       -no-duplicates
           do not perform duplicate checking.

       -no-exports
           don't make the filesystem exportable via NFS.

       -noF
           do not compress fragment blocks.

       -noFragmentCompression
           alternative name for -noF.

       -no-fragments
           do not use fragments.

       -noI
           do not compress inode table.

       -noInodeCompression
           alternative name for -noI.

       -nopad
           do not pad filesystem to a multiple of 4K.

       -no-progress
           don't display the progress bar.

       -no-recovery
           don't generate a recovery file.

       -no-sparse
           don't detect sparse files.

       -pf pseudo-file
           Add list of pseudo file definitions.

       -p pseudo-definition
           Add pseudo file definition.

       -processors number
           Use number processors. By default will use number of processors available.

       -read-queue size
           Set input queue to size Mbytes. Default 64 Mbytes.

       -recover name
           recover filesystem data using recovery file name.

       -regex
           Allow POSIX regular expressions to be used in exclude dirs/files.

       -root-becomes name
           when  appending source files/directories, make the original root become a subdirectory
           in the new root called name, rather than adding the new source items to  the  original
           root.

       -root-owned
           alternative name for -all-root.

       -sort sort_file
           sort  files  according  to  priorities in sort_file. One file or dir with priority per
           line. Priority -32768 to 32767, default priority 0.

       -version
           print version, license and copyright message.

       -wildcards
           Allow extended shell wildcards (globbing) to be used in exclude dirs/files.

       -write-queue size
           Set output queue to size Mbytes. Default 512 Mbytes.

SEE ALSO

       unsquashfs(1)

HOMEPAGE

       More  information  about  mksquashfs  and  the  squashfs  filesystem  can  be   found   at
       <http://squashfs.sourceforge.net/>.

AUTHOR

       squashfs was written by Phillip Lougher <plougher@users.sourceforge.net>.

       This manual page was written by Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>.