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Why is 'umount' not spelled 'unmount'?

I am wondering if there is any historical or practical reason why the umount command is not unmount.
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Eject / safely remove vs umount

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and when I rigth click on a my flash drive icon (in the Unity left bar) I get two options that have me confused: eject and safely remove. The closer I came to answer was this ...
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How do I find out which processes are preventing unmounting of a device?

Sometimes, I would like to umount a usb device, but I get a drive is busy error. How do I find out which processes or programs are accessing the device?
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Umount all attached usb disks with a single command

Is there a (safe) way to umount all partitions on all attached usb devices (usb-hdds, usb-sticks) with a single commandline command, including several encrypted luks partitions? Only the partitions ...
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Recursive umount after rbind mount

When entering a chroot is sometimes necessary to mount /sys and /dev using -rbind instead of -bind in order to insure everything is in it's right place when somebody goes looking. The problem comes ...
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How to mount a Truecrypt container with a timeout from the command line?

I'm mounting a truecrypt container via the command line (i.e. truecrypt file dir). Is there any way to have truecrypt automatically unmount the container after a given amount of inactivity in dir?
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Unmount a rbind mount without affecting the original mount

Asked on serverfault but didn't get enough attention, so reposted here, with the hope some people here know the answer. There is another question discussing about umounting rbind mounts, but the ...
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How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation?

How to trigger mount/umount before/after hibernation? I use s2disk. Note: Debian
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sshfs - can't unmount the point

I mounted a folder on a remote machine using sshfs, but didn't specify -o allow_other flag thus can't access the mounted directory. When I try to mount over with -o allow_other option sshfs gives me ...
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Automatically run command before umounting a filesystem

I want to execute a command automatically shortly before a filesystem is unmounted. The command still needs the filesystem to be mounted but I am interested in information as "new" as possible. ...
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How do I set up a udev rule to mount the SanDisk Cruzer USB upon insertion in order to eliminate an fstab entry?

Suppose I run sudo mount -a after setting /etc/fstab to: /dev/usbhd1 /path/to/mount/point ntfs rw,auto,nofail 0 1 Yesterday, upon asking what steps our architect and I should do next after a ...