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dsbmc-cli is a command-line client for DSBMD that provides a simple interface to query information about storage devices, and to send requests to mount, unmount and eject these.


# git clone
# git clone
# cd DSBMC-Cli && make install


dsbmc-cli -L event command [arg ...] ; [-L ...]
dsbmc-cli -a [-b dev1,dev2,...] [-U time] [[-L event command [arg ...]] ; [-L ...]]
dsbmc-cli {{-e | -u} [-f] | {-m | -s | -u | -v speed}} device
dsbmc-cli {-e | -u} <mount point>
dsbmc-cli -i <disk image>
dsbmc-cli -l
dsbmc-cli [-h]



Listen for event, and execute the command every time the event is received. Possible events are mount, unmount, add, and remove. The command must be terminated by a semicolon (';') as a separate argument. Each event provides information about the device that can be accessed using the placeholders %d (device name), %l (volume label), %m (mount point) (only mount and unmount ), and %t (device type). A literal percent character ('%') must be escaped by a further '%' character ("%%"). Possible values for the device type (%t) are hdd, usbdisk, datacd, audiocd, dvd, vcd, svcd, mmc, mtp, and ptp. The -L option can be given multiple times.


Auto-unmount. Try to unmount each automounted device every 'time' seconds.


Automount. After mounting all devices presented by DSBMD, dsbmc-cli(1) waits for new devices added to the system, and mounts them. In addition, the -L option can be specified for each event. If dsbmc-cli(1) automounts a device, it executes the command defined for the mount event.

-b dev1,dev2,...

Define a comma-separated list of devices and/or volume labels to ignore if the -a option is given. Volume labels must be prefixed by "volid=".
Example: dsbmc-cli -a -b da0p2,volid=EFISYS,volid=TMP

-e device, -e <mount point>

Eject the given device or the device mounted on <mount point>

-i <disk image>

Create a memory disk to access the given disk image.


List all currently attached devices DSBMD supports.

-m device

Mount the given device.

-s device

The storage capacity of the given device is queried, and the media size, the number of used and free bytes are printed to stdout.

-u device, -u <mount point>

Unmount the given device or the device mounted on <mount point>

-v speed device

Set the reading speed of the given CD/DVD device.



Just execute 'dsbmc-cli -a' or, if you wish, add the command 'dsbmc-cli -a 2>/dev/null&' to your shell's startup file, your display manager's startup file, or your ~/.xsession. If you don't want to manually unmount your devices, you can in addition use the -U flag.


$ dsbmc-cli -L mount printf "%%s was mounted on %%s\n" %d %m ';'

This command listens for mount events, and executes the printf command, where %d and %m are replaced by the device name and mount point.

$ dsbmc-cli -a -L add sh -c 'case %t in audiocd) vlc cdda://%d&;; dvd) vlc dvd://%d&;; esac' ';' -L mount sh -c 'Thunar %m&' ';'

In this example, dsbmc-cli automounts devices, and listens for add and mount events. If an audio CD or a DVD was inserted, the command vlc cdda://%d& or vlc dvd://%d& is executed, respectively. If a device was mounted, dsbmc-cli executes the command Thunar %m&, where %m is replaced by the mount point.

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