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mountpoint - Unix, Linux Command

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NAME

mountpoint - see if a directory is a mountpoint

SYNOPSIS

/bin/mountpoint [-q] [-d] /path/to/directory
/bin/mountpoint -x /dev/device

DESCRIPTION

Mountpoint checks if the directory is a mountpoint.

OPTIONS

TagDescription
-q Be quiet - don’t print anything.
-d Print major/minor device number of the filesystem on stdout.
-x Print major/minor device number of the blockdevice on stdout.

EXIT STATUS

Zero if the directory is a mountpoint, non-zero if not.

NOTES

Symbolic links are not followed, except when the -x option is used. To force following symlinks, add a trailing slash to the path of the directory.

The name of the command is misleading when the -x option is used, but the option is useful for comparing if a directory and a device match up, and there is no other command that can print the info easily.

AUTHOR

Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl

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