How do i format a EXT4 Drive on windows cmd? i'm making a small script for my java program to run. it involves formatting a drive in et4.

Thanks in adavance.


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You might be able to use WSL2 to access and format a disk as ext4 https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/wsl/wsl2-mount-disk

But this places a prerequisite on your program to have WSL2 enabled and setup on any system you expect to run on.

As far as I know there are no built-in native ways to do it without installing third party tools such as Paragon ExtFS https://www.paragon-software.com/business/extfs-for-windows/#


There's no native way to do this (format EXT4 from Windows), AFAIK.

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