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       showmount - show mount information for an NFS server


       showmount    [ -adehv ]   [ --all ]   [ --directories ]   [ --exports ]
       [ --help ] [ --version ] [ host ]


       showmount queries the mount daemon on a  remote  host  for  information
       about  the  state  of  the NFS server on that machine.  With no options
       showmount lists the set of clients who are  mounting  from  that  host.
       The  output  from  showmount  is  designed  to appear as though it were
       processed through ‘‘sort -u’’.


       -a or --all
              List  both  the  client  hostname  or  IP  address  and  mounted
              directory in host:dir format. This info should not be considered
              reliable. See the notes on rmtab in rpc.mountd(8).

       -d or --directories
              List only the directories mounted by some client.

       -e or --exports
              Show the NFS server’s export list.

       -h or --help
              Provide a short help summary.

       -v or --version
              Report the current version number of the program.

              Suppress the descriptive headings from the output.


       rpc.mountd(8), rpc.nfsd(8)


       The  completeness  and  accuracy  of  the  information  that  showmount
       displays varies according to the NFS server’s implementation.

       Because  showmount  sorts  and  uniqs  the  output, it is impossible to
       determine from the  output  whether  a  client  is  mounting  the  same
       directory more than once.


       Rick Sladkey <>

                                6 October 1993