USERMOUNT(1)                                                      USERMOUNT(1)


       usermount  - A graphical tool to mount, unmount and format filesystems.


       usermount [ options ]


       usermount is a graphical tool to allow users to easily manage removable
       media,  such as floppy disks or zip disks.  When the tool starts up, it
       scans /etc/fstab for all filesystems that have been configured to allow
       users  to  mount  and  unmount  them.  The filesystem can be mounted or
       unmounted by pressing the toggle button labeled Mount.

       Also, if the user has the appropriate permissions for the  device,  the
       Format  button  will  be  active.  This allows the user to format disks
       using fdformat and create a new filesystem of the  type  listed  (using
       mkfs  with  the  appropriate  option).   Naturally,  the  user  will be
       prompted for  confirmation  before  actually  destroying  data  on  the

       Note that if a device is already mounted, the format button is inactive
       for all entries that share the same device.

       When run as root, usermount displays all of the entries  in  /etc/fstab
       rather than just the ones with the user option.


       This  program has no command line options of it’s own, but it does take
       the standard X program options like -display and such.   See  the  X(1)
       man page for some of the common options.


       /etc/fstab               The   system  file  describing  the  mountable


       mount(8), fdformat(8), mkfs(8), fstab(5) X(1)


       Mount entries with a filesystem type of iso9660 are outright considered
       CD-ROMs and the format button is always disabled.

       Mount  entries  for  swap files or partitions are also ignored.  A nice
       feature might be to allow root to turn swap on and off for swap  parti-


       Otto Hammersmith <>

Red Hat Software                3 October 1997                    USERMOUNT(1)

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