[PATCH]Write Mount Commands

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Mon Sep 3 15:03:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 12:31:25PM -0700, Michael A. Chase wrote:
>Here's the patch to mount to tell it to write the commands needed to
>re-create the current mount table.
>Users of Win9x might be confused if they create the commands from a bash
>prompt and then try to run the resulting file from command.com.  In my
>system (which has binary mount points),
>   mount -m > file
>produced a file with NL line endings which command.com chokes on.  Running
>the same command from the MSDOS prompt produced a file with CRLF line

That's what I would expect.

I've checked this in.  It looks very nice, with one exception.

I don't think you should be displaying mount commands for the default drive
stuff, i.e. mount -f -u -t "u:" "/cygdrive/u"

Also, I wonder if it would be nicer only to quote the path specs which contain

Thanks for doing this.  I've wanted something like this for a long time.

There are obviously ways to write a script to do what you've done here and
maybe that would be better unix philosophy but I still think making this
a mount option will be easier to explain to people who are interested in
this option.


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