buildah-mount man page

buildah-mount — Mount a working container's root filesystem.


buildah mount [container ...]


Mounts the specified container's root file system in a location which can be accessed from the host, and returns its location.

If the mount command is invoked without any arguments, the tool will list all of the currently mounted containers.

When running in rootless mode, mount runs in a different namespace so that the mounted volume might not be accessible from the host when using a driver different than vfs.  To be able to access the file system mounted, you might need to create the mount namespace separately as part of buildah unshare.  In the environment created with buildah unshare you can then use buildah mount and have access to the mounted file system.

Return Value

The location of the mounted file system.  On error an empty string and errno is returned.


Do not truncate IDs in output.


buildah mount c831414b10a3


buildah mount

c831414b10a3 /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay2/f3ac502d97b5681989dff84dfedc8354239bcecbdc2692f9a639f4e080a02364/merged

a7060253093b /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay2/0ff7d7ca68bed1ace424f9df154d2dd7b5a125c19d887f17653cbcd5b6e30ba1/merged

buildah mount efdb54a2f0d7 644db0db094c adffbea87fa8

efdb54a2f0d7 /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay/f8cac5cce73e5102ab321cc5b57c0824035b5cb82b6822e3c86ebaff69fefa9c/merged 644db0db094c /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay/c3ec418be5bda5b72dca74c4d397e05829fe62ecd577dd7518b5f7fc1ca5f491/merged adffbea87fa8 /var/lib/containers/storage/overlay/03a071f206f70f4fcae5379bd5126be86b5352dc2a0c3449cd6fca01b77ea868/merged

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March 2017 buildah