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       usermount - A graphical tool to mount, unmount and format filesystems.


       usermount [ options ]

       userformat [ device ] [ 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 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, usermount displays all of the entries in /etc/fstab rather than just the
       ones with the user option.

       Invoking  userformat  device  allows  formatting  device, as if by selecting device in the
       userformat window, and by clicking the Format button.


       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


       /etc/fstab               The system file describing the mountable filesystems.


       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 partitions.


       Otto Hammersmith <>