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Pronounced /juːzɚ maʊnt/ or "user mount", usrmnt is a small utility to mount, unmount, unlock, etc. your devices from the command line with an intuitive command syntax and using an intuitive text-based UI. It is effectively a wrapper for udisksctl to make it more friendly to use.


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Simply run the script with no arguments: usrmnt. You will then be presented with a listing of the currently recognized devices in your computer and a command prompt. The usage of that command prompt is detailed below:

      ls – List the currently recognized devices
      q  – Exit
      v  – Print the current version
      ?  – Print this help dialog
      <command> <device> – Execute <command> on <device> where <command> is one of:
  Supported udisks Commands:
      mount     – Mount a device to a mountpoint in /media. Will prompt to
                  unlock encrypted drives.
      unmount   – Unmount a device (can also use "umount")
      lock      – Lock an unlocked encrypted device
      unlock    – Unlock an encrypted device without mounting it
      info      – Print device info
      power-off – Power a device off (computer will stop recognizing it)
                  (can also use "poweroff")
      ()>>> mount sdc1
      (sdc1)>>> unmount sdb2
      (sdb2)>>> unlock mmcblk0p1

  The device in parentheses is the device from the previous command.
  When there is a device in parentheses, you can type any command without
  specifying a device name and that command will act on the device in
  parentheses. The device in parentheses is only updated when the previous
  command completed successfully except if you are unlocking a device, it
  exists, and you get the password wrong in which case it will still update
  so you can just type "unlock" or "mount" again.

  For example:
  (sdb1)>>> unmount
  will unmount /dev/sdb1.