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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] For all you automounter programmers
On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:51:54 -0400
Hendrik Boom <hendrik@???> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 07:24:29PM -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> >
> > Another issue is a lot of thumb drives have the same label. I bet
> > there are millions with the label "backup".
> And I'd like all my drives labelled "backup" to be mounted at the
> same mountpoint so I can use one backup script for all of them.
> I really believe in multiple backups.
> -- hendrik

Ohhhhhhhhhhh! I see what you're doing: You're keying completely off
labels so scripts work. Makes perfect sense.

I don't know of a way to tell pmount or udev/vdev/eudev to assign a
particular device to a thumb drive, without manually doing all the
mknod and all that. Excellent idea, very useful. But if something's
already assigned to that device, you're sol.


I think my original handled that, by creating a database of UUID, label
and device name (and now it's going to need to include user mounting it
too). So a little universal shellscript can go in the database (which
of course is a simple file), find the label, and read across the row to
find its current device so you can plug that into an environment
variable and use that.


Steve Litt
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