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udevil - alternative storage media interface




udevil - alternative storage media interface udevil mounts and unmounts removable devices and network shares without requiring password (set suid), shows device information and monitors device changes. It includes the devmon automounting script.


udevil mount /dev/sdd1
udevil mount -o ro,noatime /dev/sdd1
udevil mount -o ro,noatime /dev/sdd1 /media/custom
udevil mount /tmp/example.iso # ISO file
udevil mount ftp://sys.domain # ftp site - requires curlftpfs or ftpfs
udevil mount ftp://user:pass@sys.domain/share # ftp share with user and password
udevil mount ftp://user:pass@sys.domain:21/share # ftp share with port, user and password
udevil mount -t ftpfs sys.domain # ftp site with ftpfs
udevil mount -t curlftpfs sys.domain # ftp site with curl
udevil mount -t curlftpfs user:pass@sys.domain # ftp site with curl u/p
udevil mount nfs://sys.domain:/share # nfs share
udevil mount sys.domain:/share # nfs share
udevil mount smb://sys.domain/share # samba share w/ cifs
udevil mount smb://user:pass@ # samba share w/ u/p/port
udevil mount smb://WORKGROUP/user@sys.domain # samba share w/ workgroup
udevil mount //sys.domain/share # samba share w/ cifs
udevil mount //sys.domain/share -t smbfs # samba share w/ smbfs
udevil mount ssh://user@sys.domain # sshfs with user - requires sshfs
udevil mount -t sshfs user@sys.domain # sshfs with user
udevil mount http://sys.domain/dav/ # WebDAV - requires davfs2
udevil mount tmpfs # make a ram drive
WARNING !!! a password on the command line is UNSAFE - see filesystem docs

udevil umount /media/disk
udevil umount -l /media/disk
udevil umount /tmp/example.iso


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minimal output


udevil mount|--mount [MOUNT-OPTIONS] [[-b|--block-device] DEVICE] [DIR]
-|--types|--filesystem-type|--mount-fstype TYPE
(see man mount)
-o|--options|--mount-options OPT,... (see man mount)
--no-user-interaction ignored (for compatibility)

{[-b|--block-device] DEVICE}|DIR
-l lazy unmount (see man umount)
-f force unmount (see man umount)
--no-user-interaction ignored (for compatibility)

udevil info|--show-info|--info [-b|--block-device] DEVICE
udevil monitor|--monitor

udevil clean

udevil help|--help|-h


This manual page was written by Mateusz Łukasik <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

March 2013