Peeking at the contents of a mount point

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Sep 12 06:18:17 UTC 2012

Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> I recall some time ago seeing a command -- a variant or argument to
> 'mount' I think -- which allowed you to see the real contents of a
> mount point while something else was still mounted on it.
> I've looked back through 2 years of postings and can't find it.
> Anybody have a clue?

Have a look at the "--bind" option of the mount command. I haven't tried 
it myself, but according to the info from the mount man page I would 
assume that this is what you're after.


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