Originally Posted by rknichols
You should be able to use "\nnn" octal escapes for problem characters. Those escapes are used in /etc/fstab, /etc/mtab, and /proc/mounts, which is why there is a wrapper fstab-decode
to facilitate running programs that need fields from those files as arguments.
/dev/whatever /media/two\040words auto defaults 0 0
I think I had ignored your comment undeservedly
So 040 octal code represents space, you're saying?
Ok, I'll try that and get right back to you.
Well, that really worked
Thanks indeed, that was a really good idea!
The initial reason for editing this was that I had chosen the dropbox folder in a ntfs partition, which had a mounting point made of up two words (that was the name of the partition given in Windows). The problem was that every time I needed to mount it in gnome (centos) manually - the pattern was already given, I went to places, etc. - and dropbox gave an error, it didn't find the respective folder. And I wanted to have the partition mounted before dropbox started without changing the mountpoint. Of couse I could have reconfigured dropbox, but that was the whole idea. To solve the problem without "disturbing" dropbox.
Thanks, it's been a real odyssey :P