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MOUNT.NFS(8)             System Manager's Manual            MOUNT.NFS(8)

NAME         top

       mount.nfs, mount.nfs4 - mount a Network File System

SYNOPSIS         top

       mount.nfs remotetarget dir [-rvVwfnsh ] [-o options]

DESCRIPTION         top

       mount.nfs is a part of nfs(5) utilities package, which provides
       NFS client functionality.

       mount.nfs is meant to be used by the mount(8) command for
       mounting NFS shares. This subcommand, however, can also be used
       as a standalone command with limited functionality.

       remotetarget is a server share usually in the form of
       servername:/path/to/share.  dir is the directory on which the
       file system is to be mounted.

       Under Linux 2.6.32 and later kernel versions, mount.nfs can mount
       all NFS file system versions.  Under earlier Linux kernel
       versions, mount.nfs4 must be used for mounting NFSv4 file systems
       while mount.nfs must be used for NFSv3.

OPTIONS         top

       -r     Mount file system readonly.

       -v     Be verbose.

       -V     Print version.

       -w     Mount file system read-write.

       -f     Fake mount. Don't actually call the mount system call.

       -n     Do not update /etc/mtab.  By default, an entry is created
              in /etc/mtab for every mounted file system. Use this
              option to skip making an entry.

       -s     Tolerate sloppy mount options rather than fail.

       -h     Print help message.

              Refer to nfs(5) or mount(8) manual pages.

NOTE         top

       For further information please refer nfs(5) and mount(8) manual

FILES         top

              file system table

              table of mounted file systems

              Configuration file for NFS mounts

SEE ALSO         top

       nfs(5), nfsmount.conf(5), mount(8),

AUTHOR         top

       Amit Gud <>

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                               5 Jun 2006                   MOUNT.NFS(8)

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