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MOUNTPOINT

Section: Linux System Administrator's Manual (8)
Updated: Mar 15, 2004
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NAME

mountpoint - see if a directory is a mountpoint  

SYNOPSIS

/bin/mountpoint [-q] [-d] /path/to/directory
/bin/mountpoint -x /dev/device  

DESCRIPTION

Mountpoint checks if the directory is a mountpoint.

 

OPTIONS

-q
Be quiet - don't print anything.
-d
Print major/minor device number of the filesystem on stdout.
-x
Print major/minor device number of the blockdevice on stdout.
 

EXIT STATUS

Zero if the directory is a mountpoint, non-zero if not.  

NOTES

Symbolic links are not followed, except when the -x option is used. To force following symlinks, add a trailing slash to the path of the directory.

The name of the command is misleading when the -x option is used, but the option is useful for comparing if a directory and a device match up, and there is no other command that can print the info easily.

 

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl  

SEE ALSO

stat(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS
NOTES
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO




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