Mac OS X: mount or unmount .dmg image from command line








  • To mount a .dmg image in command line, run the following command in Terminal:
    hdiutil mount ~/Downloads/jdk-7u4-macosx-x64.dmg
    
    You will see something like below:
    $ hdiutil mount ~/Downloads/jdk-7u4-macosx-x64.dmg 
    expected   CRC32 $75F74818
    /dev/disk3           GUID_partition_scheme           
    /dev/disk3s1         Apple_HFS                       /Volumes/Oracle JDK 1.7.0_04
    
    It is mounted to "/Volumes/Oracle JDK 1.7.0_04"
  • To unmount it, run the following command in Terminal:
    hdiutil unmount "/Volumes/Oracle JDK 1.7.0_04"
    



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