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Old 06-16-2009, 03:05 AM   #1
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What is Command to know the last mounted device.

Can any body please tell me what is the command in linux to know the last mounted device.
Old 06-16-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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I'm not quite sure, as I've never thought about it. But when I think about it it seems consistent that they are added to chronological to /etc/mtab. So you believe you should be able to retrieve it like this:

tail -n 1 /etc/mtab
mount | tail -n 1

If you want the mount point, you could change them to something like this:

tail -n 1 /etc/mtab | cut -d ' ' -f 2
mount | tail -n 1 | cut -d ' ' -f 2

To filter out the mountpoint. If you want the device, change the cut field accordingly (the -f option). Does this seem to work for you?


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