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guestunmount(1) 		      Virtualization Support			  guestunmount(1)

NAME
       guestunmount - Unmount a guestmounted filesystem

SYNOPSIS
	guestunmount mountpoint

	guestunmount --fd=<FD> mountpoint

DESCRIPTION
       guestunmount is a utility to clean up mounted filesystems automatically.  guestmount(1)
       mounts filesystems using libguestfs.  This program unmounts the filesystem when a program
       or script has finished with it.

       guestunmount is a wrapper around the FUSE fusermount(1) program, which must exist on the
       current "PATH".

       There are two ways to use guestunmount.	When called as:

	guestunmount mountpoint

       it unmounts "mountpoint" immediately.

       When called as:

	guestunmount --fd=FD mountpoint

       it waits until the pipe "FD" is closed.	This can be used to monitor another process and
       clean up its mountpoint when that process exits, as described below.

   FROM PROGRAMS
       You can just call "guestunmount mountpoint" from the program, but a more sophisticated way
       to use guestunmount is to have it monitor your program so it can clean up the mount point
       if your program exits unexpectedly.

       In the program, create a pipe (eg. by calling pipe(2)).	Let "FD" be the file descriptor
       number of the read side of the pipe (ie. "pipefd[0]").

       After mounting the filesystem with guestmount(1) (on "mountpoint"), fork and run
       guestunmount like this:

	guestunmount --fd=FD mountpoint

       Close the read side of the pipe in the parent process.

       Now, when the write side of the pipe (ie. "pipefd[1]") is closed for any reason, either
       explicitly or because the parent process exits, guestunmount notices and unmounts the
       mountpoint.

       If your operating system supports it, you should set the "FD_CLOEXEC" flag on the write
       side of the pipe.  This is so that other child processes don't inherit the file descriptor
       and keep it open.

       Guestunmount never daemonizes itself.

   FROM SHELL SCRIPTS
       Since bash doesn't provide a way to create an unnamed pipe, use a trap to call
       guestunmount on exit like this:

	trap "guestunmount mountpoint" EXIT INT QUIT TERM

OPTIONS
       --fd=FD
	   Specify the pipe file descriptor to monitor, and delay cleanup until that pipe is
	   closed.

       --help
	   Display brief help and exit.

       -q
       --quiet
	   Don't display error messages from fusermount.  The return status is still set (see
	   "EXIT STATUS" below).

       --no-retry
       --retry=N
	   By default, guestunmount will retry the fusermount operation up to 5times (that is, it
	   will run it up to 6times = 1try + 5retries).

	   Use --no-retry to make guestunmount run fusermount only once.

	   Use --retry=N to make guestunmount retry "N" times instead of 5.

	   guestunmount performs an exponential back-off between retries, waiting 1second,
	   2seconds, 4seconds, etc before each retry.

       -V
       --version
	   Display the program version and exit.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       "PATH"
	   The fusermount(1) program (supplied by FUSE) must be available on the current "PATH".

EXIT STATUS
       This program returns 0 if successful, or one of the following error codes:

       1   Program error, eg. could not allocate memory, could not run fusermount.  See the error
	   message printed for more information.

       2   The mount point could not be unmounted even after retrying.	See the error message
	   printed for the underlying fusermount error.

       3   The mount point is not mounted.

SEE ALSO
       guestmount(1), fusermount(1), pipe(2), "MOUNT LOCAL" in guestfs(3),
       http://libguestfs.org/, http://fuse.sf.net/.

AUTHORS
       Richard W.M. Jones ("rjones at redhat dot com")

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2013 Red Hat Inc.

LICENSE
       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor,
       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

BUGS
       To get a list of bugs against libguestfs, use this link:
       https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

       To report a new bug against libguestfs, use this link:
       https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?component=libguestfs&product=Virtualization+Tools

       When reporting a bug, please supply:

       o   The version of libguestfs.

       o   Where you got libguestfs (eg. which Linux distro, compiled from source, etc)

       o   Describe the bug accurately and give a way to reproduce it.

       o   Run libguestfs-test-tool(1) and paste the complete, unedited output into the bug
	   report.

libguestfs-1.22.6			    2013-08-24				  guestunmount(1)
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