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Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:12 AM

Ever want to have a directory (and the files within it) available in a couple places at once? One solution is to use symbolic links, but since there's already a tutorial on that I'm going to cover another way to do it. :)

You could "bind" the directory to multiple mount points.

For example, if you have directory X full of cool files, which you also want available in directories Y and Z, you could do the following commands.

su
mount --bind X Y
mount --bind X Z



If you use sudo, you would do.
sudo mount --bind X Y
sudo mount --bind X Z



It's easy (and useful)!

To unmount the directories, simply do.
su
umount Y
umount Z



Or if you use sudo.

sudo umount Y
sudo umount Z



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