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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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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 ...