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USERMOUNT(1)									     USERMOUNT(1)

NAME
       usermount - A graphical tool to mount, unmount and format filesystems.

SYNOPSIS
       usermount [ options ]

DESCRIPTION
       usermount  is  a  graphical  tool to allow users to easily manage removable media, such as
       floppy disks or zip disks.  When the tool starts up, it scans /etc/fstab for all  filesys-
       tems  that  have been configured to allow users to mount and unmount them.  The filesystem
       can be mounted or unmounted by pressing the toggle button labeled Mount.

       Also, if the user has the appropriate permissions for the device, the Format  button  will
       be  active.  This allows the user to format disks using fdformat and create a new filesys-
       tem of the type listed (using mkfs with the appropriate option).  Naturally, the user will
       be prompted for confirmation before actually destroying data on the device.

       Note  that  if  a device is already mounted, the format button is inactive for all entries
       that share the same device.

       When run as root, usermount displays all of the entries in /etc/fstab rather than just the
       ones with the user option.

OPTIONS
       This program has no command line options of it's own, but it does take the standard X pro-
       gram options like -display and such.  See the  X(1)  man  page  for  some  of  the  common
       options.

FILES
       /etc/fstab		The system file describing the mountable filesystems.

SEE ALSO
       mount(8), fdformat(8), mkfs(8), fstab(5) X(1)

BUGS
       Mount  entries  with  a filesystem type of iso9660 are outright considered CD-ROMs and the
       format button is always disabled.

       Mount entries for swap files or partitions are also ignored.  A nice feature might  be  to
       allow root to turn swap on and off for swap partitions.

AUTHOR
       Otto Hammersmith <otto@redhat.com>

Red Hat Software			  3 October 1997			     USERMOUNT(1)
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