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NAME

       luksformat - Create and format an encrypted LUKS device

SYNOPSIS

       luksformat [-t fstype] device [ mkfs options ]

DESCRIPTION

       luksformat is a wrapper around cryptsetup and mkfs which provides an easy interface for
       creating an encrypted device that follows the LUKS standard and for putting a file system
       onto the encrypted device.

       The default file system is vfat since that is most commonly used on removable devices.
       However, you can specify any available file system with the -t option.

SEE ALSO

       cryptsetup(8), mkfs(8)

AUTHOR

       This program was written by Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>.

                                            2015-03-28                              LUKSFORMAT(8)