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    Accidentally Disconnected Mounted USB Drive

    Hi,

    What is the best practice when a mounted (usb) drive is disconnected accidentally while mounted in Linux?

    If you don't have physical access to the machine what's the best Linux command to run to clear the disconnected drive(s) from mtab?

    Thanks, Jamie

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    Re: Accidentally Disconnected Mounted USB Drive

    I think the system clears mtab automatically. I've just tried plugging in a FAT32 pendrive. It was automounted and appeared in mtab. Then I pulled it out without unmounting it and mtab no longer shows it.

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