how to get at the files "under" a mount point?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at
Wed Jun 3 15:33:46 UTC 2009

Bob F Nord wrote:
> Is there any way to see what's in the /tmp directory (for
> example) on the / filesystem while another filesystem (tmpfs in
> this case) is mounted on /tmp?
Yes. Stop mounting.

> Or do I have to change fstab, reboot, poke around in there,
> change fstab back, and reboot, in order to do this?

No, just kill off all processes using the mountpoint and then stop the 

Otherwise, go into single user mode which should only have / available 
and nothing else mounted.

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