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Mount a disk image (dmg) file in Mac OSX

Terminal - Mount a disk image (dmg) file in Mac OSX
hdid somefile.dmg
2010-01-15 12:00:48
User: rnoyfb
-2
Mount a disk image (dmg) file in Mac OSX

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
hdiutil attach somefile.dmg
2009-04-28 19:41:42
User: sud0er
Tags: osx
5

To unmount, replace "attach" with "eject"

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With Mac OS X version 10.3, hdid calls the DiskImages.framework and its helpers take care of any out-of-kernel image serving duties. As of Mac OS X 10.4, hdid calls through to hdiutil attach. hdid exists primarily for backwards compatibility. Generally, hdiutil attach should be used instead of hdid.

(See man page of hdid for more information)

Comment by wobanner 202 weeks and 6 days ago

vote up on alternative!

from the man page

"As of Mac OS X 10.4, hdid calls through to hdiutil attach. hdid exists primarily for backwards compatibility."

Comment by feydrm 190 weeks and 6 days ago

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