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usermount - A graphical tool to mount, unmount and format filesystems.
usermount [ options ]
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.
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
/etc/fstab The system file describing the mountable filesystems.
mount(8), fdformat(8), mkfs(8), fstab(5) X(1)
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.
Otto Hammersmith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Red Hat Software 3 October 1997 USERMOUNT(1)
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