mount command absurdly verbose?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Nov 22 15:21:09 UTC 2011

On 11/22/2011 08:53 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Does anyone agree with me that the mount command
> (when used simply to get information)
> has become absurdly verbose?
> I only use this command to determine
> what hard disks are mounted.
> Now I have to wade through large tracts of information
> that make no sense to me, to find the few lines about hard disks.
> Is there any way of getting the information one used to get,
> short of saying something like "mount | grep sd"?

How about using "mount -t ext3,ext4   or whatever combination of 
filesystem types you want to query?

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speak it to? -- Clarence Darrow

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