Joe Kisela on 18 Aug 2010 14:49:39 -0700

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[PLUG] more on the wonders of file systems.

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  • Subject: [PLUG] more on the wonders of file systems.
  • Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:49:34 -0400
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If they are quick mounts for testing or whatever, don't muck in /mnt - thats for more permanent things.  Use /tmp

#mkdir /tmp/foo
#mount /dev/sda1 /tmp/foo

(various options omitted to protect the innocent.)

this way, when you reboot, there are no extra  confusing entries in /mnt.

Sean Finney said
as an aside, i think it's a good general practice to avoid subdirectories
under /mnt as local mount points, and instead reserve the top-level /mnt
for quick one-off mounts when testing or fs recovery is needed.
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