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file system To make a file system available for access.
Unix does this by associating the file system with a
directory (the "mount point") within a currently mounted
file system. The "root" file system is mounted on the rootdirectory, "/" early in the boot sequence. "mount" is also
the Unix command to do this, "unmount" breaks the
E.g., "mount attaches a named file system to the file system
hierarchy at the pathname location directory [...]" -- Unixmanual page mount(8).
File systems are usually mounted either at boot time under
control of /etc/rc (or one of its subfiles) or on demand by
Other operating systems such as VMS and DOS mount file
systems as separate directory hierarchies without any common
ancestor or root directory.