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 <email@example.com>
Red Hat Software 3 October 1997 USERMOUNT(1)
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