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Man page for the options of mount

Jig Patel
Occasional Contributor

Man page for the options of mount


Hi Friends

Could anyone tell me what man page to look for the explanation of each option of mount command.
The mount command man page does not give explanation for the options.


Thank you
Jignesh Patel
10 REPLIES
Victor_5
Trusted Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

man fstab
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

You need to do a man mount_vxfs, man mount_hfs, or man mount_nfs. Note that some of the vxfs options are not available unless you have purchased the optional OnlineJFS.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
S.K. Chan
Honored Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

Try ..
$ man mount_hfs
$ man mount_vxfs
Victor_5
Trusted Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

Also try
mount mount_hfs
mount mount_vxfs
Sajid_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

Hi,

You need to specify the file system type too. Then it will give you the full information:

# man mount_fstype
eg:
# man mount_vxfs
learn unix ..
Victor_5
Trusted Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

Ooops, it is

man mount_hfs
man mount_vxfs

Sorry about that.
Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

Hi Jignesh,

First off for some reason a standard
man mount
gives the section 2 man pg of mount
Try
man 1M mount

Then as noted for better descriptions of FS type specific options use
man mount_vxfs
man mount_hfs

Rgds,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

Yes, you are correct. There are several mount 'thingys' There's a section 2 system call and a command called mount but it is in section 1m. The man command searches for the first ocurrance of the required man page if you don't specify the section number. Do this:

man 1m mount

and as mentioned, the options that are specific to CDROMs or VxFS or HFS, etc are found in separate man pages (mentioned at the bottom of the page).


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Steve Post
Trusted Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

another thing....
"man -k mount" brings up a lot of different mount man pages. To look at the mount man page in manual one you would do this...
" man 1m mount"

How do you get man -k to work? Run a man page on catman.

Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: Man page for the options of mount

You can also determine just which man sections contain info on a command or call using

whereis mount

This will show that mount has entries in sections 1m, 2 & 3

rgds,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!