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Date:      Sat, 3 Jul 1999 02:12:04 +0100
From:      Mark Ovens <markov@globalnet.co.uk>
To:        "Christopher J. Michaels" <cjm2@earthling.net>
Cc:        Greg Quinlan <greg@swlct.sthames.nhs.uk>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Mount enhancement?
Message-ID:  <19990703021204.B252@marder-1>
In-Reply-To: <000001bec48e$b392e020$0200000a@shithead.weeble.dyndns.org>; from Christopher J. Michaels on Fri, Jul 02, 1999 at 09:27:59AM -0400
References:  <01f301bec478$7bd30860$380051c2@qmpgmc.ac.uk> <000001bec48e$b392e020$0200000a@shithead.weeble.dyndns.org>

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On Fri, Jul 02, 1999 at 09:27:59AM -0400, Christopher J. Michaels wrote:
> I assume you're referring to something other than typing...
> 	mount -t cd9660 /dev/wcd0c /cdrom
> 
> such as just...
> 	mount /dev/wcd0c /cdrom
> 
> or are you actually typing...
> 	mount_cd9660 /dev/wcd0c /cdrom
> 

Of course, if you have a valid entry in /etc/fstab you can just
type:

mount /cdrom

> 
> -Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Greg Quinlan
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 1999 6:49 AM
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Mount enhancement?
> 
> 
> Is there anyone that has any thoughts on making mount a single step?
> 
> mount_msdos
> mount_cd9960
> mount_ntfs
> mount_ext2fs
> 
> just
> 
> mount
> 
> Under another x86 Unix based OS they use just "mount" for all filesystem and
> device mounting, and determine the filesystem type using "dtype" (data
> type), so instead of using a separate mount command for every hardware
> device or filesystem, it is just "mount."
> 
> (of course their are perhaps the odd exception)
> 
> To achieve this a intermediate step to determine the data-type would be
> required then perhaps to call the appropriate mount command with the command
> line parameters.
> 
> Has anyone got any thoughts?
> 
> Greg
> 
> (ps. please include me in the reply)
> 
> 
> 
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