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Old 02-25-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question NTFS Permissions and Automatic Mount

Hi everyone,
I have some trouble with changing the permissions of an ntfs mount. I went to the website that I downloaded the rpm from and I got instructions but I don't quite get it. What is umask, uid, and flatcap? I'm very confused.

Also I don't quite get how to automatically mount the ntfs partition. What's all the "-t" and "-r" buisness about?

Please help!
Old 02-25-2004, 09:35 PM   #2
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Try these at the command prompt:

man mount
man fstab
man umask

Basically, the 'man' stands for manual pages, which are Unix/Linux's help system. There is another called 'info' that also includes a number of additional commands and instructions. Just type 'info' at the command line to use it. 'q' exits both.

More information is online at as well.

Oh, and 'apropos keyword' can help you find what man page you are looking for.

Last edited by scott_R; 02-25-2004 at 09:40 PM.
Old 02-26-2004, 09:59 PM   #3
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No matter I have it now thanks.


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