mountpoint(1) — Linux manual page


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NAME         top

       mountpoint - see if a directory or file is a mountpoint

SYNOPSIS         top

       mountpoint [-d|-q] directory | file

       mountpoint -x device

DESCRIPTION         top

       mountpoint checks whether the given directory or file is
       mentioned in the /proc/self/mountinfo file.

OPTIONS         top

       -d, --fs-devno
              Show the major/minor numbers of the device that is mounted
              on the given directory.

       -q, --quiet
              Be quiet - don't print anything.

              Do not follow symbolic link if it the last element of the
              directory path.

       -x, --devno
              Show the major/minor numbers of the given blockdevice on
              standard output.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

EXIT STATUS         top

       mountpoint has the following exit status values:

       0      success; the directory is a mountpoint, or device is block
              device on --devno

       1      failure; incorrect invocation, permissions or system error

       32     failure; the directory is not a mountpoint, or device is
              not a block device on --devno

ENVIRONMENT         top

              enables libmount debug output.

NOTES         top

       The util-linux mountpoint implementation was written from scratch
       for libmount.  The original version for sysvinit suite was
       written by Miquel van Smoorenburg.

AUTHORS         top

       Karel Zak <>

SEE ALSO         top


AVAILABILITY         top

       The mountpoint command is part of the util-linux package and is
       available from

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util-linux                     August 2019                 MOUNTPOINT(1)

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