[Techtalk] checking mounts

Joana Botto joana.botto at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 16:12:22 UTC 2009

Hi Miriam,

What I usually do to see the mounted partitions is to type mount at
the command prompt or cat /etc/mtab.

So, to check if sdb is mounted:
$ grep sdb1 /etc/mtab

If there is no output it's not mounted.

Joana Botto

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 8:33 AM, Miriam English <mim at miriam-english.org> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I want to make a shell script check whether a device is mounted or not.
> Anyone know how to do this? There has to be a way...
> It is not terribly important, just a script for myself to make my own
> life easier, but it is starting to really bug me and if I don't ask
> someone I just know I'll end up wasting hours and hours looking for the
> stupid thing. :)
> Thanks,
>        - Miriam
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