I find findmnt's output much easier for a quick scan of the filesystem status than the traditional mount command.

Here is a sample output, showing the details it offers.

$ findmnt
TARGET                       SOURCE                       FSTYPE     OPTIONS
/                            /dev/disk/by-uuid/b70...92ec ext4       rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered
|-/sys                       sysfs                        sysfs      rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime
| |-/sys/fs/fuse/connections                              fusectl    rw,relatime
| |-/sys/kernel/debug                                     debugfs    rw,relatime
| `-/sys/kernel/security                                  securityfs rw,relatime
|-/proc                      proc                         proc       rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime
|-/dev                       udev                         devtmpfs   rw,relatime,size=2015976k,nr_inodes=503994,mode=755
| `-/dev/pts                 devpts                       devpts     rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000
`-/run                       tmpfs                        tmpfs      rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=404956k,mode=755
  |-/run/lock                                             tmpfs      rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k
  `-/run/shm                                              tmpfs      rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime

Is there an equivalent for it on macOS?

  • 1
    There might be ways to simulate/generate the output you are looking for. As most OSX users aren't familiar with findmnt, can you add some sample output to the question?
    – nohillside
    Jul 24, 2016 at 6:29
  • Does OSX have any of the subdirectories? If not then what does this command add?
    – mmmmmm
    Jul 25, 2016 at 0:04
  • @Mark it's not about the specific sub-directories but about having a more readable output than plain mount. e.g. when my backup disk is connected or a remote SMB volume is mounted, both under /Volumes, I find it easier to find them with output like findmnt than plain mount. Jul 25, 2016 at 2:00
  • This sure would be useful to reimplement for APFS snapshots …. Super presentation of relevant details in an easy to scan format.
    – bmike
    Feb 16, 2022 at 12:31
  • Brew says: The following tools are not supported for macOS, and are therefore not included: I believe macOS explicit those packages but not 100% sure
    – alper
    Apr 14, 2022 at 12:46


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