MOUNT(8)                                                 MOUNT(8)

     NAME
          mount, umount - mount and dismount file system

     SYNOPSIS
          /etc/mount [ special name [ -r ] ]

          /etc/mount -a

          /etc/umount special

          /etc/umount -a

     DESCRIPTION
          Mount announces to the system that a removable file system
          is present on the device special. The file name must exist
          already; it must be a directory (unless the root of the
          mounted file system is not a directory).  It becomes the
          name of the newly mounted root.  The optional argument -r
          indicates that the file system is to be mounted read-only.

          Umount announces to the system that the removable file sys-
          tem previously mounted on device special is to be removed.

          If the -a option is present for either mount or umount, an
          attempt is made to mount or dismount each of the file sys-
          tems named in /etc/fstab. The special file name from
          /etc/fstab is the block special name.

          These commands maintain a table of mounted devices in
          /etc/mtab. If invoked without an argument, mount prints the
          table.

          Physically write-protected and magnetic tape file systems
          must be mounted read-only or errors will occur when access
          times are updated, whether or not any explicit write is
          attempted.

     FILES
          /etc/mtab mount table
          /etc/fstab     file system table

     SEE ALSO
          mount(2), mtab(5), fstab(5), netfs(8)

     BUGS
          Mounting file systems full of garbage will crash the system.
          Mounting a root directory on a non-directory makes some
          apparently good pathnames invalid.
          These commands deal only with filesystem type 0.  They
          should be made more general.