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Attaches a file system to a specified point in an existing filesystem hierarchy

The mount command attaches a file system to a specified point in an existing filesystem hierarchy. The attached filesystem could exist on a local device or be a remote (e.g. NFS) filesystem. After the mount command succeeds, the local or remote filesystem appears as a normal part of the existing filesystem hierarchy.

Related tags

  • - a way to organize and store computer files with their data
  • - the configuration file containing partitions their mount points
  • - a way of dividing a disk drive into multiple logical storage units
  • - the Network File System
  • - the automatic mounting and unmounting of certain filesystems by a daemon
  • - removing a mounted filesystem from the existing hierarchy

Further reading

On the concept of mounting

Location of mount points

How to mount volumes

Unmounting

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