mount command absurdly verbose?

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Nov 22 15:49:12 UTC 2011

On 11/22/2011 11:26 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 22.11.2011 16:21, schrieb Ed Greshko:
>> 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?
> what about fixing the problems which did not exist before F15
> all other things are crappy workarounds and CORE-UTILS like
> df and mount have to work as expected without magic params
> there are scripts and software which relies on them like "updatedb"
> which ignored bind-mounts before F15 and now can not see them

Well...  Until the bugzillas are filed and fixed some people would want 
a work-around...which is all that I'm suggesting.

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