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find the device when you only know the mount point

Terminal - find the device when you only know the mount point
df | grep -w '/media/mountpoint' | cut -d " " -f 1
2011-01-21 05:38:05
User: ntropia
Functions: cut df grep
find the device when you only know the mount point

Identical output but a different way without having to shoot with the Awk cannon :)


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
df -P | awk '$6=="/media/KINGSTON" {print $1}'
2011-01-21 00:32:00
User: linuts
Functions: awk df

No need for grep | awk. -P on df will force the mount point to be on the same line as the device

awk '$2 == "/media/KINGSTON" {print $1}' /etc/mtab
2014-09-21 23:04:30
User: Ikem
Functions: awk

Reduced to only one command. :)

df /media/mountpoint |egrep -o '^[/a-z0-9]*'
2011-01-24 21:14:55
User: DaveQB
Functions: df egrep
Tags: grep,df

Shorter way to find the device for a given mountpoint

grep -w /media/KINGSTON /proc/mounts | cut -d " " -f
mount | grep "mount point"

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df /media/mountpoint |egrep -o '^[/a-z0-9]*'

Comment by DaveQB 378 weeks ago

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