symlink to /proc/mounts

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Wed Jan 1 10:48:12 PST 2003

On January 1, 2003 11:41 am, Andries.Brouwer at wrote:
> Creating the mtab symlink


It's been a source of controversy.

Basically, if your personal uses warrant not using a symlink, then don't.

mount has been modified, it deals with it just fine. And if not, there's 
always the -d option to mount and you can do something like "alias 
mount='mount -d'

the 'user' option may not work anymore, but often you mean to use 'users' 
anyways (ie when it comes to cdroms you'd wnat everybody using your system 
being able to umount the cdrom drive and insert his/her own, instead of 
having to rely on the previous user to unmount the cdrom drive).

Gerard Beekmans

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