MOUNT(VIII) 10/31/73 MOUNT(VIII) NAME mount - mount file system SYNOPSIS /etc/mount special file [ -r ] DESCRIPTION Mount announces to the system that a removable file system is present on the device corresponding to special file special (which must refer to a disk or possibly DECtape). The file must exist already; it becomes the name of the root of the newly mounted file system. Mount maintains a table of mounted devices; if invoked without an argument it prints the table. The optional last argument indicates that the file is to be mounted read-only. Physically write-protected and magnetic tape file systems must be mounted in this way or errors will occur when access times are updated, whether or not any explicit write is attempted. SEE ALSO mount (II), mtab (V), umount (VIII) BUGS Mounting file systems full of garbage will crash the system.