How to specify automount options without /etc/fstab

dg1727 dg1727 at
Wed Aug 29 19:14:49 CEST 2012

On Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:56:35 -0400 Todd And Margo Chester 
<toddandmargo at> wrote:
>On 08/27/2012 10:16 AM, dg1727 wrote:
>> 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.
>>> 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.
>>> -T
>> 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.
>> -dg1727
>Hi dg,
>Oh, you know what.  After you physically plug in your
>sticks, you have to manually run the script.  Nothing
>is automatic.  If you still want the script, let me know.


I will keep looking for an automatic solution.  Thanks for trying 
to help.  


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