How can I mount a cdrom .bin file?\

Joshua Oreman oremanj at
Wed May 14 19:44:46 PDT 2003

On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 11:07:32AM +0930 or thereabouts, Greg 'groggy' Lehey seemed to write:
> On Wednesday, 14 May 2003 at 21:17:22 +0000, How Can ThisBe wrote:
> > Hello. I have a number of .bin CDROM images and I was wondering how I
> > can mount them? I know how to mount .iso CDROM images but .bin is new
> > to me :]
> File name extensions are meaningless in UNIX.  You can call them
> anything you want.  As somebody else observed, it might be a
> proprietary format, in which case you're out of luck.  But don't
> assume anything based on the name.  file(1) is your friend some of the
> time, but it doesn't recognize ISO images.

Just not true. It does recognize ISOs.
It worked fine for me, as well as the person I was helping :-)

-- Josh

> Greg
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