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       hmount - introduce a new HFS volume and make it current


       hmount source-path [partition-no]


       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.
       Partition  number  0  can  be  specified to refer to the entire medium,
       ignoring 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.


       % hmount /dev/fd0
              If  a  Macintosh  floppy  disk  is  available  as /dev/fd0, this
              command 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.


       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
       independently opens, operates on, and  closes  the  named  source  path
       given to hmount.


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




       Robert Leslie <>