OT: bind mounting

Erik Postma epostma at nl.tue.win
Mon Jan 19 01:46:43 PST 2004

> <off topic>
> What is bind mounted?

>From man mount:
       Since  Linux  2.4.0  it is possible to remount part of the
       file hierarchy somewhere else. The call is
              mount --bind olddir newdir

Basically, after this command, the hierarchy under olddir is visible in
two places in the filesystem: under olddir and under newdir. Both operate
on the same part of 'disk' or whatever is underneath.

Erik Postma (Email: reverse the order of nl, tue and win.)

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