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Re: df enhancment for removable media

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: df enhancment for removable media
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:44:58 -0800
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"Kevin R. Bulgrien" <address@hidden> writes:

> Did anything final every come out of this thread.

Not from the coreutils side, no.  My assumption is that it's
some sort of low-level system bug.  But we haven't heard from
the low-level guys (whom you probably should be talking to).

> The simple
> ls /media/USB_DISK >/dev/null; df /media/USB_DISK
> example is not sufficient to get df to report something real.

How about "ls /media/USB_DISK/no/such/file >/dev/null 2>&1"?  The idea
is to ask a question of the file system that requires that it actually
be mounted.

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