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MOUNT(1M)                                                            MOUNT(1M)



NAME
       mount, umount - mount and dismount file system

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/mount [ special name [ -r ] ]

       /etc/umount special

DESCRIPTION
       Mount  announces  to the system that a removable file system is present
       on the device special.  The file name must exist already; it must be  a
       directory  (unless  the root of the mounted file system is not a direc-
       tory).  It becomes the name of the newly mounted  root.   The  optional
       last  argument  indicates  that  the file system is to be mounted read-
       only.

       Umount announces to the system that the removable  file  system  previ-
       ously mounted on device special is to be removed.

       These commands maintain a table of mounted devices.  If invoked without
       an argument, mount prints the table.

       Physically write-protected and  magnetic  tape  file  systems  must  be
       mounted  read-only  or errors will occur when access times are updated,
       whether or not any explicit write is attempted.

FILES
       /etc/mtab: mount table

SEE ALSO
       mount(2), mtab(5)

BUGS
       Mounting file systems full of garbage will crash the system.
       Mounting a root directory on a non-directory makes some apparently good
       pathnames invalid.



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