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Attach and mount disk images

see also : gnome-disks - udisks - losetup


gnome-disk-image-mounter [--writable] [URI...]

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gnome-disk-image-mounter can be used to set up disk images. Both regular files and GVfs URIs (such as smb://filer/media/file.iso) can be used in the URI parameter. If no URIs are given and a window server is running, a graphical file chooser will be presented.

Note that gnome-disk-image-mounter will not mount filesystems or unlock encrypted volumes in the disk image - this responsibility is left to the automounter in GNOME Shell to ensure that the same interactions happen as if the disk image was a regular physical device or disc.

By default the disk images are attached read-only, use the option --writable to change this.

return value

gnome-disk-image-mounter returns 0 on success and non-zero on failure.


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see also

gnome-shell, gnome-disks , udisks , losetup


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