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    # mount -t iso9660 -o ro ... What Does the -o Stand for?

    Hello. Learning the command line and have a quick question. What does -o stand for? option?

    # mount -t iso9660 -o ro /dev/cdrom /cdrom

    I think of -t as type. I found I remember TLAs and such if I learn what the TLA actually represents, as I'm sure it the case with most people.



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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    According to the manual page on the mount command, -o stands for (surprise!) "options".

    In your case the option you're using is "ro" or read-only.
    Registered Linux user #270181

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    As I thought, thanks. Thanks for the link too; that's a nice site.

    The SW guide wasn't quite thorough enough lol.

    Thanks again,

    SuSE 9.3 user. Cool. So tempted to switch, so tempted to switch... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCR
    Thanks for the link too; that's a nice site.
    That's a great site especially for those of us stuck in front of a Windows machine all day. But when Linux is on, the command is:
    man commandname
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    Yeah, I know the command line enough to know the man pages. Still, even so, I like it a whole lot better when what I'm reading is formatted well in addition to providing the needed info.

    I'm an IT dude...still looking for a tacitful way of asking if I can get another box just to learn/play with Linux on... After a full day of work, I tend to want to use my computer at home, rather than mess with it like I do with computers all day at work. There are occational lulls in activity with IT (like now, for example). Would be so awesome to have a Linux box to play with during this time.



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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    man pages are formated.

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