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Updated: 2014-05-12T00:39:47.890-04:00

 



Jeez, I did RTFM, but TFM didn't say that! Silly,...

2008-03-13T15:24:00.000-04:00

Jeez, I did RTFM, but TFM didn't say that! Silly, leaving something like that out of the manpage.



Just thought I'd mention that the uid= and gid= op...

2008-03-13T15:17:00.000-04:00

Just thought I'd mention that the uid= and gid= options for mount can take actual user/group names instead of the numbers as well... it can make things more readable at times.



But you can make rules to make thumbdrive#1 be mou...

2008-02-14T00:22:00.000-05:00

But you can make rules to make thumbdrive#1 be mounted as /dev/thumb-1 (with udev rules) and mount it as /mount/thumb-1 (with fstab). So you can make each drive have its own device and mount point which means you can do certain action for each drive. Maybe one has photos, one has source code, etc.



Ah, but one of the nice things about using /dev/sd...

2008-02-13T12:48:00.000-05:00

Ah, but one of the nice things about using /dev/sdb1 is that regardless of which of my 3...no wait, 2 now (one died)...flash drives I use, I can just mount them in the same place :D If I use UUID, then each would mount in a different place.



Hi Mac,ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/should provide some...

2008-02-13T08:33:00.000-05:00

Hi Mac,
ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
should provide some enlightnement.
I just overhauled to 'the heron' and I survived ;-) modulo a few things like my taskbar sound control.