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Mount an NFS share with a different username

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Hey guys,

I just started using Mountain Lion and I'm trying to mount an NFS share via the command line. I've done it successfully with:

mount -t nfs servername:/vol/NFSshare /Users/me/Desktop/NFS

but when I go to it, it won't let me copy anything because it's trying to do this as my account and that doesn't have permissions on this share.

In linux I would use something like:

mount -t nfs /server/share /mnt/share -o username=root

and then it would prompt me for a password for the root user but in Mac OSX that switch is just for options so how can I get it to mount that NFS share as another user besides the one I'm logged in as??
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