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cjae 08-12-2005 12:30 PM

just edited fstab and quick question

I just edited my fstab to mount and r/w to my windows vfat partition. The line was:

/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat rw,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0

I edited it to say:

/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat rw,users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8 0 0

What is the this nls= with the unicode argument? I have tried finding info on it to no avail.

I can now read my windows partition haven't tried to write. What does nls do? also I understand the umask 000...but what does the 2 stand for and for whom does it apply?

I should probably add that when the line contained the nls= it would not automount the partition.

dmesg | tail said unrecognized fs and did not understand nls=utf8 0 0

tuxrules 08-12-2005 01:24 PM

(usermask) umask=002 is equivalent to 775 permission on a directory/executable or 664 on a text file. It uses a convention different from regular octal permissions.

This article explains it nicely.


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