MTAB(5)                                                   MTAB(5)

     NAME
          mtab - mounted file system table

     DESCRIPTION
          Mtab resides in directory /etc and contains a table of
          devices mounted by the mount command.  Umount removes
          entries.

          Each entry is 64 bytes long; the first 32 are the null-
          padded name of the place where the special file is mounted;
          the second 32 are the null-padded name of the special file.
          The special file has all its directories stripped away; that
          is, everything through the last `/' is thrown away.

          This table is present only so people can look at it.  It
          does not matter to mount if there are duplicated entries nor
          to umount if a name cannot be found.

     FILES
          /etc/mtab

     SEE ALSO
          mount(8)