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

NAME
     umount -- unmount filesystems

SYNOPSIS
     umount [-fv] special | node
     umount -a | -A [-fv] [-h host] [-t type]

DESCRIPTION
     The umount command calls the unmount(2) system call to remove a special device or the remote node
     (rhost:path) from the filesystem tree at the point node.  If either special or node are not provided,
     the appropriate information is taken from the list of filesystems provided by getfsent(3).

     The options are as follows:

     -a      All the filesystems described via getfsent(3) are unmounted.

     -A      All the currently mounted filesystems except the root are unmounted.

     -f      The filesystem is forcibly unmounted.  Active special devices continue to work, but all other
             files return errors if further accesses are attempted.  The root filesystem cannot be forcibly
             unmounted.

     -h host
             Only filesystems mounted from the specified host will be unmounted.  This option implies the -A
             option and, unless otherwise specified with the -t option, will only unmount NFS filesystems.

     -t type
             Is used to indicate the actions should only be taken on filesystems of the specified type.
             More than one type may be specified in a comma separated list.  The list of filesystem types
             can be prefixed with ``no'' to specify the filesystem types for which action should not be
             taken.  For example, the umount command:

                   umount -a -t nfs,hfs

             umounts all filesystems of the type NFS and HFS.

     -v      Verbose, additional information is printed out as each filesystem is unmounted.

NOTES
     Due to the complex and interwoven nature of Mac OS X, umount may fail often.  It is recommended that
     diskutil(1) (as in, ``diskutil unmount /mnt'') be used instead.

SEE ALSO
     unmount(2), getfsent(3), mount(8), diskutil(1)

HISTORY
     A umount command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

4th Berkeley Distribution         May 8, 1995        4th Berkeley Distribution

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