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MOUNT(2)							System Calls Manual							  MOUNT(2)

NAME
mount, umount - mount or umount a file system SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> #include <sys/mount.h> int mount(char *special, char *name, int flag) int umount(char *name) DESCRIPTION
Mount() tells the system that the file system special is to be mounted on the file name, effectively overlaying name with the file tree on special. Name may of any type, except that if the root of special is a directory, then name must also be a directory. Special must be a block special file, except for loopback mounts. For loopback mounts a normal file or directory is used for special, which must be seen as the root of a virtual device. Flag is 0 for a read-write mount, 1 for read-only. Umount() removes the connection between a device and a mount point, name may refer to either of them. If more than one device is mounted on the same mount point then unmounting at the mount point removes the last mounted device, unmounting a device removes precisely that device. The unmount will only succeed if none of the files on the device are in use. Both calls may only be executed by the super-user. SEE ALSO
mount(1), umount(1). AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot (kjb@cs.vu.nl) MOUNT(2)

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FSTAB(5)							File Formats Manual							  FSTAB(5)

NAME
fstab, mtab - list of file systems to mount, mounted file system table. SYNOPSIS
/etc/fstab /etc/mtab DESCRIPTION
/etc/fstab is a table of file system to mount at boot time, /etc/mtab is a table of currently mounted file systems as maintained by mount and umount. /etc/fstab is not read by mount as it should be. It is instead a simple shell script listing the three devices that Minix needs to oper- ate: The device names of the root file system, the temporary (scratch) file system, and the file system for /usr. Of these only the /usr file system is mounted in /etc/rc, the scratch file system is there for the system administrator to test new kernels, or as a temporary file system. /etc/mtab contains lines of four fields. The layout is: device directory type options These fields may be explained as follows: device A block special device. directory Mount point. type Either 1, or 2, indicating a V1 or V2 file system. options Either ro, or rw, indicating a read-only or read-write mounted file system. FILES
/etc/fstab Shell script naming three important file systems. /etc/mtab List of mounted file systems. SEE ALSO
printroot(8), mount(1), fsck(1), mkfs(1). BUGS
/etc/fstab is a joke. AUTHOR
Kees J. Bot (kjb@cs.vu.nl) FSTAB(5)
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