How to specify automount options without /etc/fstab

dg1727 dg1727 at
Mon Aug 27 19:16:20 CEST 2012

On Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:22:02 -0400 Todd And Margo Chester 
<toddandmargo at> wrote:
>On 08/26/2012 01:59 PM, dg1727 wrote:
>> A user of mine has Xfce 4.8.3 (I believe - it's the default 
>> version that came with the distro) on Xubuntu 12.04.1
>> I would like to set up his computer so that when any volume is
>> about to be automounted, if the volume is ext4, then the volume 
>> is mounted with certain options specified by me.  Any other
>> automounted volumes can be automounted according to the system
>> defaults.
>I have a script I use to mount my five USB sticks the way I want.
>I do this by searching for their label after they are plugged
>in and before they are mounted.  It is based on the command:
>     $ ls -al /dev/disk/by-label
>     ...
>I have a subroutine, which refines the above:
>FindDevice () {
>    # incomming variables
>    Label=$1
>    Device="`readlink -e /dev/disk/by-label/$Label`"
>    if [ "$?" != "0" ]; then Device="none"; fi
>    echo $Device
>    return
>The above lets me know the stick's device assignment.  That
>way I can mount them the way I like.
>If you are handy at scripts, you could modify my script to your
>liking.  Let me know and I will post it back to here.

Yes, Todd, I would like to know how your script is "patched into" 
the sequence of events between a device getting plugged in and 
"thunar-volman" automounting that device.  I will be glad to look 
at your script.  

I'm also interested in whether your script allows an icon for the 
volume to show up by default on the Xfce desktop.  



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