HMOUNT(1)                                                            HMOUNT(1)


       hmount - introduce a new HFS volume and make it current


       hmount source-path [partition-no]


       hmount  is  used  to introduce a new HFS volume. A UNIX pathname to the
       volume’s source must be specified. The source may be a block device  or
       a regular file containing an HFS volume image.

       If  the source medium is partitioned, one partition must be selected to
       be mounted. If there is only one HFS partition on the medium,  it  will
       be selected by default. Otherwise, the desired partition number must be
       specified (as the ordinal nth HFS partition) on the command-line.  Par-
       tition  number 0 can be specified to refer to the entire medium, ignor-
       ing what might otherwise be perceived as a partition map,  although  in
       practice  this is probably only useful if you want this command to fail
       when the medium is partitioned.

       The mounted volume becomes "current" so subsequent commands will  refer
       to it.  The current working directory for the volume is set to the root
       of the volume.  This information is kept in a file named .hcwd  in  the
       user’s home directory.

       If  the source medium is changed (e.g. floppy or CD-ROM disc exchanged)
       after hmount has been called, subsequent HFS commands will  fail  until
       the  original medium is replaced or a different volume is made current.
       To use the same source path with  the  different  medium,  reissue  the
       hmount command.


       % hmount /dev/fd0
              If  a  Macintosh floppy disk is available as /dev/fd0, this com-
              mand makes the floppy current for other  HFS  commands  such  as
              hls(1), hcd(1), hcopy(1), etc.

       % hmount /dev/sd2 1
              If  a SCSI disk is available as /dev/sd2, this command finds the
              first HFS partition on the medium and  makes  it  available  for
              other HFS operations.


       hmount  does  not actually mount an HFS partition over a UNIX directory
       in the traditional mount(8) sense. It is merely a "virtual" mount, as a
       point  of convenience for future HFS operations. Each HFS command inde-
       pendently opens, operates on, and closes the named source path given to


       hfsutils(1), hformat(1), humount(1), hvol(1)




       Robert Leslie <>

HFSUTILS                          08-Nov-1997                        HMOUNT(1)

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