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Old 04-10-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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find mount point given device

I need to find removable USB drives and their mount points.

I can find USB devices at least two ways:
1. $ udevinfo -e (look for devices with ID_TYPE=disk, ID_BUS=USB)
2. $ /dev/disk/by-id (look for "USB Flash" in file name) (symlink to /dev/xxx)

I can then find the mount point by looking for the device in /etc/mtab.

This seems an awful mess for such a simple task. Is there a simpler way?

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Have you tried the command 'lsusb' in a console? It may give you *some* of the information you want, though I am not sure if it will give you mount points. I haven't got any USB drives to try it on.
On the other hand, it doesnt look as though it gives the type of info you want.

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Old 04-13-2007, 09:01 AM   #3
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USB (and SCSI) CDROMs are, for example, /dev/sr0. The file /proc/mounts list all mounted devices. So, you could find all mounted USB CDROMs via a command like MNT_CDS=$(awk '$1 ~ /\/dev\/sr[0-9]+$/ { print $2 }' < /proc/mounts).


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