[xubuntu-users] How to specify automount options without /etc/fstab

uteck theuteck at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 17:29:58 UTC 2012

Here is a discussion about using UDEV or HAL to do something similar.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM, dg1727 <dg1727 at hushmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> A user of mine has Xfce 4.8.3 (I believe - it's the default version
> that came with the distro) on Xubuntu 12.04.1
> I would like to set up his computer so that when any volume is
> about to be automounted, if the volume is ext4, then the volume is
> mounted with certain options specified by me.  Any other
> automounted volumes can be automounted according to the system
> defaults.
> I _don't_ want to use the conventional way of specifying volume
> label, UUID, and/or block-device name in the /etc/fstab file.  The
> volume in question will be connected by USB, and any of those 3
> attributes of it may change.
> Would I have to replace "thunar-volman" with something else in
> order to modify the automounting process as I'm proposing?  Or is
> there a way to have a script intercept automounts before they get
> to "thunar-volman", whilst letting thunar-volman handle all
> automounts that my script doesn't handle?
> Thank you for any help.
> -dg1727
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