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Author: David Hare
To: fsmithred
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] For all you automounter programmers
Problem to come with pmount is, it doesn't seem to be maintained any
longer. I use version 0.9.99-alpha-1 (in experimental at 25 Mar 2011,
still there, install to Jessie). That one handles "loopback" and luks
files, far as I know earlier versions did not, or not properly.


On 27 April 2016 at 13:25, fsmithred <fsmithred@???> wrote:
> On 04/26/2016 09:32 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
>> On Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:19:32 -0400
>> fsmithred <fsmithred@???> wrote:
>>> I like pmount for mounting usb devices. It's pretty smart. For
>>> removable devices, you don't need to list them in /etc/pmount.allow,
>>> and it handles encrypted filesystems (cryptsetup/luks).
>> Ahh, now I remember. Pmount isn't an AUTOmounter, you still must tell
>> it which device to mount. It doesn't mount the second you plug in your
>> thumb drive.
>> Therefore: pmount, when combined with the inotifywait automounters
>> we've all made, should be perfect.
>> Those pmount automounter commands should run as the user who plugs in
>> the thumb, so rather than running straight from the init, they should
>> probably run when you log in, and if there's already a copy running
>> when you log in, it does nothing.
>> SteveT
> That's pretty much what my usb-mounter does. Inotifywait runs when you log
> into the desktop, and when you plug in a thumb drive, it pops up a window
> showing you the partitions on that device. You then choose one to mount,
> and the script runs pmount in your name. Bypassing the popup window and
> automounting would be a simple edit, as would making it work without a
> gui. I don't know what happens if there are multiple users logged in at
> the same time, but that might be an edge case.
> So, who else beside you and me wrote something to mount thumb drives?
> -fsr
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