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MOUNT_UDF(8)              BSD System Manager's Manual             MOUNT_UDF(8)

NAME
     mount_udf -- mount a UDF filesystem

SYNOPSIS
     mount_udf [-o options] [-s sessionStart] [-n lastRecordedLBA] [-b blockSize] [-p packetSizeInBlocks]
               [-v verificationPolicy] [-w] devicePath mountPath

DESCRIPTION
     The mount_udf command attaches the UDF filesystem residing on the device devicePath to the global
     filesystem namespace at the location indicated by mountPath.  This command is normally executed by
     mount(8) at boot time.

     The options are as follows:

     -o options
             Options are specified with a -o flag followed by a comma separated string of options.  See the
             mount(8) man page for possible options and their meanings.

     -v verificationPolicy
             This is an advanced option not useful for regular use.  It controlls the verification policy
             when writing to RW type optical media.  Its value can be "meta", "all", or "none".  Policy
             "meta" means only the metadata are verified after they are written.  This is the default pol-icy. policy.
             icy.  Policy "all" means to verify data written, which could be several times slower than pol-icy policy
             icy "meta".  Policy "none" does not verify any data.  It is only slightly faster than "meta" in
             normal cases, but may result a corrupted UDF disc if the write of metadata fails.

     -s sessionStart
             This is an advanced option not useful for regular use.  When manually mounting a UDF volume
             with Virtual Partition, it specifies the start Logical Block Address of the last session where
             UDF data structures (VRS and AVDP) resides.  This value overrides the value obtained from the
             device.

     -n lastRecordedLBA
             This is an advanced option not useful for regular use.  When manually mounting a UDF volume
             with Virtual Partition, it specifies the last recorded Logical Block Address where the UDF VAT
             ICB will be searched.  This value overrides the value obtained from the device.

     -b blockSize
             This is an advanced option not useful for regular use.  It specifies the block size in bytes
             used when mounting the UDF volume.  This value overrides the value obtained from the device.

     -p packetSizeInBlocks
             This is an advanced option not useful for regular use.  It specifies the packet size in blocks
             when manually mounting the UDF volume.  This value overrides the value obtained from the
             device.

     -w      This is an advanced option not useful for regular use.  It forces to enable the experimental
             packet writing function on optical media that has not been fully supported, such as CD-R, CD-RW, CDRW,
             RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, HD DVD-R, and BD-R.  Writing to these media does not work on some drives and
             may cause data corruption or data loss on some other drives.  Therefore, this flag should be
             used only by file system developers when debugging the experimental write functions.

     The -s, -n, -b, and -p flags are not useful in normal use.  They are mainly used for debugging and data
     recovery.  Since the -s, -n, and -p flags are all specified in units of block size, when any of these
     flags are specified, it is strongly recommended that the -b flag is also specified.

SEE ALSO
     mount(2), unmount(2), fstab(5), mount(8)

BUGS
     Reading of all UDF revisions (1.02 - 2.60) on both block device (e.g., hard drives and USB drives) and
     most optical media is supported.  Writing to block devices, DVD-RW and DVD+RW is supported with the
     following exceptions: (1) Cannot write Finder Info, Resource Fork, or other extended attributes in UDF
     volumes of revision 1.02 and 1.50; (2) Cannot write to mirrored metadata partition.

HISTORY
     The mount_udf utility first appeared in Mac OS X.

4th Berkeley Distribution      December 6, 2006      4th Berkeley Distribution

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