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showmount [options] [host]

NFS/NIS command. Show information about an NFS server. This information is maintained by the mountd server on host. The default value for host is the value returned by hostname. With no options, show the clients that have mounted directories from the host. showmount is usually found in /usr/sbin, which is not in the default search path.


-a, --all

Print all remote mounts in the format hostname:directory, where hostname is the name of the client and directory is the root of the filesystem that has been mounted.

-d, --directories

List directories that have been remotely mounted by clients.

-e, --exports

Print the list of exported filesystems.

-h, --help

Provide a short help summary.


Do not print headers.

-v, --version

Report the current version of the program.

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