On Linux mount -l nicely lists all my mount points:

mount [-l] [-t type]
    lists all mounted filesystems (of type type). The option -l
    adds the labels in this listing. See below

The same command does not seem to exist on OS X... Can someone point me to the right command?


In Terminal type, man mount and press enter.

It says:

The system maintains a list of currently mounted file systems. If no arguments are given to mount, this list is printed.

So, in Terminal type, mount and press enter.

  • How silly of me... I was so used to the -l option that this default usage totally escaped me. Many thanks. – fgysin Aug 9 '16 at 12:19

Under OS X, the mount command has the -t option. The volume label is also shown in the output as part of the mount point. For example on my Mac, the command mount produces the following output.

/dev/disk0s5 on / (hfs, local, journaled)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse)
map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse)
map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)
/dev/disk0s2 on /Volumes/Shark (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)
/dev/disk0s3 on /Volumes/Shark2 (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)
/dev/disk0s4 on /Volumes/FREEDOS2011 (msdos, asynchronous, local, noowners)
/dev/disk0s7 on /Volumes/Steelhead2 (hfs, local, journaled)
/dev/disk1s1 on /Volumes/USB4GB (msdos, local, nodev, nosuid, noowners)

To get just the ntfs file systems, I would use the command mount -t ntfs. The output is shown below.

/dev/disk0s2 on /Volumes/Shark (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)
/dev/disk0s3 on /Volumes/Shark2 (ntfs, local, read-only, noowners)

In both cases, the volume labels are displayed.

Identifier  Label
----------  -----------
disk0s2     Shark
disk0s3     Shark2 
disk0s4     FREEDOS2011
disk0s7     Steelhead2
disk1s1     USB4GB

What is missing is the label for disk0s5 which happens to be Steelhead.

An alternative way to display labels is to use the command diskutil list. For my Mac, this output is shown below.

   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:       Microsoft Basic Data Shark                   202.0 GB   disk0s2
   3:       Microsoft Basic Data Shark2                  202.0 GB   disk0s3
   4:       Microsoft Basic Data FREEDOS2011             50.0 GB    disk0s4
   5:                  Apple_HFS Steelhead               245.1 GB   disk0s5
   6:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s6
   7:                  Apple_HFS Steelhead2              198.9 GB   disk0s7
   8:                 Apple_Boot Recovery HD             650.0 MB   disk0s8
   9:                        EFI REFIND                  134.2 MB   disk0s9
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *4.0 GB     disk1
   1:                 DOS_FAT_32 USB4GB                  4.0 GB     disk1s1

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