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Re: [Ranger-users] automount usb

From: mystiro
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] automount usb
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 16:17:57 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.02 (DEB 1266 2009-07-14)

You can use udisk-glue to do that, see

I wonder how other file managers do but I don't think that it's really part
of their features, I would bet on an external device mounter as udisk-glue.
And, in my opinion, ranger should'nt implement such a feature as I think that
it's not what a file manager is designed for.


     Cédric Picard

On Sun, 17 Mar 2013, Miodrag Milić wrote:

Nautilus, thunar etc.. file managers provide automount for usb drives so
that you don't have to think about it (as on Windows)

I am wondering if such option will ever be considered to be part of ranger.

The alternative would be to create bash script which will scan some sources
(dmesg, blkid, fdisk -l etc...), recognise usb drive connection and
authomatically mount it.  Is anybody aware of such script as I don't want
to reinvent stuff?

I tried with autofs and that works but with it you have to configure each
new usb drive which is unnaceptable for random usb's from friends,
collegues etc. Manually mounting is also not an option since you have to
find out to which /dev/xxx is device mounted, its file system etc...

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