[Nottingham] chmod of a /mnt/dir...

Martin nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Jul 9 14:24:00 2003

Martin Garton wrote:
>>How should I change the /mnt/* permissions?
> For fat, yes. fat partitions do not have the same permissions system as 
> linux and other unices, so the usual way is to specify at mount time what 
> the whole partition should be.  man mount and look for umask.  As well as 
> passing the umask parameter to mount, you can specify it in your fstab as 
> an option if (for example) you are mounting a vfat partition at boot 
> time.
> Some of the wine folks have put more detailed info here:
> http://crossover.codeweavers.com/docs/office/html/wine-user/vfat.html

Thanks. That gives the missing link!


Martin Lomas