Getting Linux partition info programmatically

Christian Heimes lists at
Fri Sep 12 20:38:17 CEST 2008

python dev wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to get a list of all the partitions (along with their respective
> file system types) listed in the /media directory.  Does anybody know if
> there is a way to do this using Python, or do I have to get this information
> by parsing the output of a Linux command?

The /sys and /proc file system provide all the information you need:

for line in open("/proc/mounts"):


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