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Old 06-13-2004, 02:48 AM   #1
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File/Folder Permissions / Mounting hdd's / fstab <-- ?Questions?

What I am often troubled with is permissions. Like if I create a folder while logged into 'root' in a users' "home" directory and then that folder is locked, I know that if I right click on that folder I can change the permissions (while logged in with 'root') but I just think that all files in "home" directory should inherit the permissions from the directory above it. Also, why is it that only the root account can mount/access hdd's, can't you change it in fstab, and how??

Old 06-13-2004, 08:36 AM   #2
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Yes, man fstab is worth reading. the option auto allows users to mount partitions
Old 06-19-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'm still learning the usefulness of the man command. I will check that one out!


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