set the permissions for all directories and files.
set the permissions for all directories only.
set the permissions for all files only.
If you want to mount an NTFS partition, take a look at this link.
Is it possible to assign a different mount to each user directory, eg hda2/documents/ian as one mount, and hda2/documents/kids as another?
No. When you mount hda2, you mount the entire partition. However, you can create soft links using the ln
To use this command, open a console window
For example, hda2 is mounted on /mnt/share:
ln -s /mnt/share/ian
This will create a link to the /mnt/share/ian directory.
To get more info on any command, open a console (terminal) window and type:
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