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MOUNTPOINT

Section: Linux System Administrator's Manual (1)

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, [email protected]

SEE ALSO

stat?(1)


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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

EXIT STATUS

NOTES

AUTHOR

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