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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 and v2.

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

       /etc/fstab        file system table

       /etc/mtab         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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