Monday, April 13, 2009

Difference between Fstab and Mtab

1. Is a configuration file provided on linux based machines for specifying how the file systems are to be mounted. Shows how the filesystems are currently mounted.

2. Fstab is an input file and mtab is a status or output file.

3. Fstab generally has rules which show how all the file-systems should be mounted. Mtab shows only those file systems that are currently mounted (Eliminates those FSes which were unmounted.)


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