In this article, we are going to learn about the
mount command. To mount a file system onto the file system tree, use the
mount command. This command will instruct the kernel to mount the file system found on a particular device. There is a mount point in the tree for each partition that is mounted.
Besides having a terminal open, make sure you have necessary files and directories present to mount
How to do it
We are going to use the
mount command to mount the file system. Then, we are going to use the
noexec options to mount:
$ mount -t ext4 /directorytobemounted /directoryinwhichitismounted -o ro,noexec
We can mount the device with default options too. Run the following command to mount a device using the default options:
$ mount -t ext4 /directorytobemounted /directoryinwhichitismounted -o defaults
scp command is used to securely transfer files between two hosts. We can transfer files from our localhost to a remote host, and also between two remote hosts. Run the following command to transfer files from a remote host to our local host:
$ scp from_host_name:filename /local_directory_name
How it works
- We used the
ext4file system. In the
mountcommand, we first specified which directory we wanted to mount, followed by the directory in which we will mount it with the
- We mounted the directories using the default options.
- We used the
scpcommand to copy files from a remote host to the local host.