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Remount /etc/fstab without rebooting

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Ever worked on a thing where you need to mount a network share on boot for a Linux machine and find yourself rebooting it over and over to try new configs and see if it works?

I just did that for 20 minutes, and it turns out there’s a command for this.

mount -a
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That’s it.

Here’s an excerpt from the man page:

-a, --all
       Mount all filesystems (of the given types) mentioned in fstab (except for those whose line contains the noauto keyword). The filesystems are mounted following
       their order in fstab.
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You’re welcome!

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