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Old 09-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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Question Writing a script to manage ISO mounting

Hi, everyone.

I've written a simple script to mount/unmount a certain ISO image.
if /bin/mount|grep $1; then
/usr/bin/sudo /bin/umount $1
#If the ISO image has already been mounted, unmount it.
#If the ISO image has not been mounted, mount it at /media/ISO_Mountpoint
/usr/bin/sudo /bin/mount $1 /media/ISO_MountPoint/
Then I use the script as the default program to open *.ISO files.

However, the script can handle only one ISO image. So here I am, asking how to write a script that can manage mass ISO mounting, just as the following N-S diagram shows.

Moreover, I wonder how can I make a GUI Frontend for the script. I don't want to look at the dreary terminal every time!

I'm longing for your suggestions. Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #2
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If you mount them with the loop device I believe they are persistent until unmounted. (I only vaguely remember this from doing this with virtualbox and a game, it was persistently mounted). I am sure you can also make a script for that if I am wrong in the persistency, but as far as I remember, if you have an image on your computerand mount it with a loop device, it will be mounted and automounted until you unmount it.

Perhaps this will help you further:

In any case, what it sounds like you need to do is assign different loop devices for the images you want to persistently mount and then have them always mount to that loop device.
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Originally Posted by Cougar! View Post
However, the script can handle only one ISO image. So here I am, asking how to write a script that can manage mass ISO mounting, just as the following N-S diagram shows.
I guess you don't mean the name of the iso. Okay what you got to do is to get a listing of the directory /media/ISO_MOUTNPOINT then sort this then tail the last one if ascending order sort or head the first one if descending order. See if the last number is equal to the max mounts. If bail out with message. If not increment the last number, create dir with this and mount.
The unmount part can be done through grepping mount as you already do or you can have library file where you put pairs of directory and iso file that is mounted there.
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loop will manage itself..

you need different mount points

maybe you should base the mountpoint on the iso filename

something like
RegEx="${MP// /.*}"
grep -q "${RegEx}" /proc/mounts && ( /usr/bin/gksudo -- bash -c "umount \"${ISO}\" ; rmdir \"${MP}\"" ) \
                                || ( /usr/bin/gksudo -- bash -c "mkdir \"${MP}\" ; mount \"${ISO}\" \"${MP}\"" )



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