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 /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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HFSUTILS 08-Nov-1997 HMOUNT(1)
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