PAQFS(4)                                                 PAQFS(4)

     NAME
          paqfs  - compressed read-only file system

     SYNOPSIS
          paqfs [ -disv ] [ -c cachesize ] [ -m mtpt ] [ -M mesgsize ]
          [ -S srvname ] paqfile

     DESCRIPTION
          Paqfs interprets the compressed read-only file system cre-
          ated by mkpaqfs(8) and stored in paqfile so that it can be
          mounted into a Plan 9 file system.  Paqfs is typically used
          to create a stand alone file system for a small persistent
          storage device, such as a flash ROM.  It does not authenti-
          cate its clients and assumes each group has a single member
          with the same name.

          Options to paqfs are:

          -c cachesize
               The number of file system blocks to cache in memory.
               The default is 20 blocks.

          -M mesgsize
               The maximum 9P message size. The default is sufficient
               for 8K byte read message.

          -d   Output various debugging information to stderr.

          -i   Use file descriptors 0 and 1 as the 9P communication
               channel rather than create a pipe.

          -q   Suppress the output of the archive creation date and
               fingerprint to stderr.

          -m mtpt
               The location to mount the file system. The default is
               /n/paq.

          -s   Post the 9P channel on #s/srvname, default #s/paqfs,
               rather than mounting it on mtpt.

          -S   The name to post in #s.  The default is paqfs.

          -p   Both post the 9P channel in #s and mount the paqfile in
               to the filesystem.

          -v   Verify the integrity of the paqfile. Before mounting
               the file system, the entire file is parsed and the sha1
               checksum of the file system data is compared to the
               checksum embedded in the file.  This option enables the

     PAQFS(4)                                                 PAQFS(4)

               use of paqfs with files that consist of a paq file sys-
               tem concatenated with additional data.

     SOURCE
          /sys/src/cmd/paqfs/paqfs.c

     SEE ALSO
          mkpaqfs(8)