I am mounting an ISO file, and looking at this tutorial. They use the command:
$ mount -o loop disk1.iso /mnt/disk
I'm trying to understand the use of
-o loop. I have two questions:
When I look at the long man page for mount, it takes time to find that
-ooption. If I do
man mount | grep "-o"I get an error, and when I look in the file I do not find any info that "loop" is a command text for option
-o. Where is that documented?
Also, what is the "loop device" concept for mounting?