Usage And Variation

  1. mount -t (option) type device dir (The following tells the kernel to attach the filesystem found on the designated type of device to the dir directory which is the root of the device")
  2. mount /dir (/When using the command like this, it attempts to mount for any entry in /etc/fstab and attempts to connect the corresponding device to your machine)

What is the MOUNT command?

At some point you are going to need to connect a device to your machine. That’s when the mount command comes into play. This command allows users to access a storage device or filesystem, making it accessible and attaching it to a directory structure



In the example above, the user mounts a SD card corresponding to the directory it is located in.

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