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HMOUNT(1)		    General Commands Manual		     HMOUNT(1)

NAME
       hmount -	introduce a new	HFS volume and make it current

SYNOPSIS
       hmount source-path [partition-no]

DESCRIPTION
       hmount  is  used	 to introduce a	new HFS	volume.	A UNIX pathname	to the
       volume's	source must be specified. The source may be a block device  or
       a regular file containing an HFS	volume image.

       If  the source medium is	partitioned, one partition must	be selected to
       be mounted. If there is only one	HFS partition on the medium,  it  will
       be selected by default. Otherwise, the desired partition	number must be
       specified (as the ordinal nth HFS partition) on the command-line.  Par-
       tition  number 0	can be specified to refer to the entire	medium,	ignor-
       ing what	might otherwise	be perceived as	a partition map,  although  in
       practice	 this is probably only useful if you want this command to fail
       when the	medium is partitioned.

       The mounted volume becomes "current" so subsequent commands will	 refer
       to it.  The current working directory for the volume is set to the root
       of the volume.  This information	is kept	in a file named	.hcwd  in  the
       user's home directory.

       If  the source medium is	changed	(e.g. floppy or	CD-ROM disc exchanged)
       after hmount has	been called, subsequent	HFS commands will  fail	 until
       the  original medium is replaced	or a different volume is made current.
       To use the same source path with	 the  different	 medium,  reissue  the
       hmount command.

EXAMPLES
       % hmount	/dev/fd0
	      If  a  Macintosh floppy disk is available	as /dev/fd0, this com-
	      mand makes the floppy current for	other  HFS  commands  such  as
	      hls(1), hcd(1), hcopy(1),	etc.

       % hmount	/dev/sd2 1
	      If  a SCSI disk is available as /dev/sd2,	this command finds the
	      first HFS	partition on the medium	and  makes  it	available  for
	      other HFS	operations.

NOTES
       hmount  does  not actually mount	an HFS partition over a	UNIX directory
       in the traditional mount(8) sense. It is	merely a "virtual" mount, as a
       point  of convenience for future	HFS operations.	Each HFS command inde-
       pendently opens,	operates on, and closes	the named source path given to
       hmount.

SEE ALSO
       hfsutils(1), hformat(1),	humount(1), hvol(1)

FILES
       $HOME/.hcwd

AUTHOR
       Robert Leslie <rob@mars.org>

HFSUTILS			  08-Nov-1997			     HMOUNT(1)

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