Python os.path.ismount() method is used to check if a given path is a mount point. A mount point is a location in the filesystem where additional filesystems are mounted.
On Unix and Linux, this is typically the root of a filesystem or a location where a new filesystem has been mounted. On Windows, drive letters and UNC paths are considered mount points.
|The path that you want to check.
- It returns True if the path is a mount point.
- It returns False if the path is not a mount point.
Example 1: Checking a Mount Point on Unix/Linux
path = '/'
The root is always a mount point.
Example 2: Checking a Regular Directory
path = '/home/user'
It returned False unless ‘/home/user’ is a mount point.
Example 3: Checking a Drive on Windows
path = 'C:\\'
It doesn’t matter if the path exists or not; os.path.ismount() checks if the path is a mount point in the context of the system’s mount layout.