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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

       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 <otto@redhat.com>

Red Hat Software		3 October 1997			  USERMOUNT(1)