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 setmnt(1M)                                                       setmnt(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      setmnt - establish the file-system mount table, /etc/mnttab

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      The setmnt command creates the /etc/mnttab table (see mnttab(4)),
      which is needed by both the mount and umount commands (see mount(1M)).
      setmnt reads the standard input and creates an entry in /etc/mnttab
      for each line of input.  Input lines have the format:

           filesys node

      where filesys is the name of the device special file associated with
      the file system (such as /dev/dsk/c0t5d0) and node is the root name of
      that file system.  Thus filesys and node become the first two strings
      in the mount table entry.

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      The mount and umount commands rewrite the /etc/mnttab file whenever a
      file system is mounted or unmounted if /etc/mnttab is found to be out
      of date with the mounted file system table maintained internally by
      the HP-UX kernel.  The syncer command also updates /etc/mnttab if it
      is out of date (see syncer(1M)).

      /etc/mnttab should never be manually edited.  Use of this command to
      write invalid information into /etc/mnttab is strongly discouraged.

      The setmnt command is not intented to be run interactively; input
      should be directed to it from a file (for example, setmnt <
      /tmp/file.mnt).  If run interactively, terminate input with a ctrl-D.

      setmnt silently enforces an upper limit on the maximum number of
      /etc/mnttab entries.

      It is unwise to use setmnt to create false entries for mount and

      This command is obsolete and it may not be available for future

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
      /etc/mnttab              Mounted file system table

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      devnm(1M), mount(1M), syncer(1M), mnttab(4).

      setmnt: SVID2, SVID3

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -   HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
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