mount command absurdly verbose?

g geleem at
Tue Nov 22 19:36:58 UTC 2011

On 11/22/2011 12:53 PM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Does anyone agree with me that the mount command
> (when used simply to get information)
> has become absurdly verbose?

as the 'wolf' might say, "the better to serve you with, my dear". ;)

> 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"?

yes, and what i use. it can either be an 'alias';

  alias msd='mount|grep sd|sort'

or a 'script';

 fn= msd

   mount|grep sd|sort

an 'alias' that i use often;

  alias dfs='df -B 1024|grep /dev/sd|sort'


peace out.



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