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Manual page for MTAB(5)

mtab - mounted file system table



#include <mntent.h>


mtab resides in the /etc directory, and contains a table of filesystems currently mounted by the mount.8 command. umount removes entries from this file.

The file contains a line of information for each mounted filesystem, structurally identical to the contents of /etc/fstab, described in fstab.5 There are a number of lines of the form:

fsname dir type opts freq passno

for example:

/dev/xy0a / 4.2 rw,noquota 1 2

The file is accessed by programs using getmntent.3 and by the system administrator using a text editor.




getmntent.3 fstab.5 mount.8

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