mountpoint(1) — Linux manual page


MOUNTPOINT(1)                 User Commands                MOUNTPOINT(1)

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.

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

       -V, --version
           Print version and exit.

EXIT STATUS         top

       mountpoint has the following exit status values:

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

           failure; incorrect invocation, permissions or system error

           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


REPORTING BUGS         top

       For bug reports, use the issue tracker at

AVAILABILITY         top

       The mountpoint command is part of the util-linux package which
       can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive
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util-linux 2.39.594-1e0ad      2023-07-19                  MOUNTPOINT(1)

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