Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 13 2007
usermount - A graphical tool to mount, unmount and format filesystems.
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
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
button will be active. This allows the user to format disks using
and create a new filesystem of the type listed (using
with the appropriate option). Naturally, the user will be prompted for
confirmation before actually destroying data on the device.
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,
displays all of the entries in
rather than just the ones with the
allows formatting device,
as if by selecting
window, and by clicking the
This program has no command line options of its own, but it does take
the standard X program options like
and such. See the
man page for some of the common options.
The system file describing the mountable filesystems.
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
Otto Hammersmith <firstname.lastname@example.org