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Old 08-24-2014, 10:44 PM   #1
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Question what is mount?

I m trying learn Linux.I know its really basic Q but I want to know.what is mount?or What is a mount point in Linux/Unix?
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Mount point definition by Linux,How to use it and why need to do?

mount - mount a filesystem

mount [-lhV]

mount -a [-fFnrsvw] [-t vfstype] [-O optlist]

mount [-fnrsvw] [-o option[,option]...] device|dir

mount [-fnrsvw] [-t vfstype] [-o options] device dir

All files accessible in a Unix system are arranged in one big tree, the
file hierarchy, rooted at /. These files can be spread out over sev-
eral devices. The mount command serves to attach the filesystem found
on some device to the big file tree. Conversely, the umount(8) command
will detach it again.

The standard form of the mount command, is

mount -t type device dir

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man mount

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A fundamental concept in using Unix or Linux is that everything is a file.

A mount point is a file, normally located in /media or /mnt, to which a device containing a file system, such as a USB drive, hard drive, or media player, is mounted so that its file system can be accessed and manipulated.

Once the mountpoint is created, you "mount" a file system to it. The term "mount" comes from the days when huge reels of tape had to be physically lifted and placed on spindles ("mounted") so they could read by computers.

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