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.\" Copyright (c) 1996 Andries Brouwer
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.TH UMOUNT 8 "August 2012" "util-linux" "System Administration"
umount \- unmount file systems
.B umount
.RB [ \-hV ]
.B umount \-a
.RB [ \-dflnrv ]
.RB [ \-t
.IR vfstype ]
.RB [ \-O
.IR options ]
.B umount
.RB [ \-dflnrv ]
.RI { dir | device }...
.B umount
command detaches the file system(s) mentioned from the file hierarchy. A
file system is specified by giving the directory where it has been
mounted. Giving the special device on which the file system lives may
also work, but is obsolete, mainly because it will fail in case this
device was mounted on more than one directory.
Note that a file system cannot be unmounted when it is 'busy' - for
example, when there are open files on it, or when some process has its
working directory there, or when a swap file on it is in use. The
offending process could even be
.B umount
itself - it opens libc, and libc in its turn may open for example locale
files. A lazy unmount avoids this problem.
\fB\-a\fR, \fB\-\-all\fR
All of the file systems described in
.I /etc/mtab
are unmounted. (With
.B umount
version 2.7 and later: the
.I proc
filesystem is not unmounted.)
\fB\-c\fR, \fB\-\-no\-canonicalize\fR
Do not canonicalize paths. For more details about this option see the
.B mount(8)
man page.
\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-detach\-loop\fR
In case the unmounted device was a loop device, also free this loop
Causes everything to be done except for the actual system call; this
'fakes' unmounting the filesystem. It can be used to remove entries from
.I /etc/mtab
that were unmounted earlier with the
.B \-n
\fB\-f\fR, \fB\-\-force\fR
Force unmount (in case of an unreachable NFS system). (Requires kernel
2.1.116 or later.)
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-internal\-only\fR
Do not call the /sbin/umount.<filesystem> helper even if it exists. By
default /sbin/umount.<filesystem> helper is called if one exists.
\fB\-n\fR, \fB\-\-no\-mtab\fR
Unmount without writing in
.IR /etc/mtab .
\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-lazy\fR
Lazy unmount. Detach the filesystem from the filesystem hierarchy now,
and cleanup all references to the filesystem as soon as it is not busy
anymore. (Requires kernel 2.4.11 or later.)
\fB\-O\fR, \fB\-\-test\-opts\fR \fIoptions,list\fR
Indicate that the actions should only be taken on file systems with the
specified options in
.IR /etc/fstab .
More than one option type may be specified in a comma separated list.
Each option can be prefixed with
.B no
to specify options for which no action should be taken.
\fB\-r\fR, \fB\-\-read\-only\fR
In case unmounting fails, try to remount read-only.
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-types\fR \fIvfstype,ext2,ext3\fR
Indicate that the actions should only be taken on file systems of the
.IR type .
More than one type may be specified in a comma separated list. The list
of file system types can be prefixed with
.B no
to specify the file system types on which no action should be taken.
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-verbose\fR
Verbose mode.
\fB\-h\fR, \fB\-\-help\fR
Print help message and exit.
\fB\-V\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
Print version and exit.
.B umount
command will free the loop device (if any) associated with the mount, in
case it finds the option 'loop=...' in
.IR /etc/mtab ,
or when the \-d option was given. Any pending loop devices can be freed
using 'losetup -d', see
.BR losetup (8).
The syntax of external umount helpers is:
.BI /sbin/umount. <suffix>
.RI { dir | device }
.RB [ \-nlfvr ]
.RB [ \-t
.IR type.subtype ]
where the <suffix> is filesystem type or a value from "uhelper=" or
"helper=" mtab option. The \-t option is used for filesystems with
subtypes support (for example /sbin/mount.fuse -t fuse.sshfs).
The uhelper= (unprivileged umount helper) is possible to use when
non-root user wants to umount a mountpoint which is not defined in the
/etc/fstab file (e.g. devices mounted by udisk).
The helper= mount option redirects all umount requests to the
/sbin/umount.<helper> independently on UID.
.I /etc/mtab
table of mounted file systems
overrides the default location of the fstab file
overrides the default location of the mtab file
enables debug output
.BR umount (2),
.BR mount (8),
.BR losetup (8)
.B umount
command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
The umount command is part of the util-linux package and is available from
.UR ftp://\\:/pub\:/linux\:/utils\:/util-linux/
Linux Kernel Archive
.UE .
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