How To Install mkfs.nilfs2 on CentOS 8
In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install mkfs.nilfs2 on CentOS 8
yum package managers.
Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update
mkfs.nilfs2 as well.
One-liner Install Command
If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:
or if you use
sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install nilfs-tools
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install nilfs-tools
But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.
mkfs.nilfs2 and How to Install It?
Short description: Continuous Snapshotting Log-structured Filesystem
First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.
Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.
There are several ways to install mkfs.nilfs2 on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):
In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.
Install mkfs.nilfs2 on CentOS 8 using dnf
First, update dnf packages database with
dnf by running the next command:
sudo dnf makecache --refresh
After updating database,
You can install mkfs.nilfs2 using
dnf by running the
sudo dnf -y install nilfs-tools
Install mkfs.nilfs2 on CentOS 8 using yum
Because mkfs.nilfs2 is available in CentOS 8’s default
it is possible to install it from these repositories using the
To begin, update local packages database with
yum using the following command.
sudo yum makecache --refresh
Now can install mkfs.nilfs2 package on your server/computer by running the following command:
sudo yum -y install nilfs-tools
How to upgrade (update) a single package mkfs.nilfs2 using yum?
To update all the packages available on the system:
If you want to update a specific package like mkfs.nilfs2 in this example you should use the following command:
yum update nilfs-tools
To downgrade a package to an earlier version:
yum downgrade nilfs-tools
How to Upgrade mkfs.nilfs2 on CentOS 8 with dnf?
When you run the
dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated.
However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as
the argument to the dnf update command.
dnf update nilfs-tools
How To remove mkfs.nilfs2 from CentOS 8
To uninstall only the
mkfs.nilfs2 package you can execute
sudo dnf remove nilfs-tools
Extra info and code examples
NILFS is a new implementation of a log-structured filesystem. It allows continuous snapshotting, so that users can restore files mistakenly overwritten or destroyed even when it happens after the last backup. This package contains utilities (mkfs, fsck, etc.) used to work with nilfs.
You now have a full guide on how to install
yum package managers.
Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall
the mkfs.nilfs2 from CentOS 8.