[clug] writing to mount filesystem

Nathan Robertson nathanr at nathanr.net
Sat Jan 29 08:39:51 GMT 2005

Hi Joel,

On 29/01/2005, at 6:21 PM, Joel Plane wrote:

> I have an SMB filesystem mounted at /mnt/data. I can only write to it 
> as root.
> I also have a local FAT32 filesystem mounted to /data. Again, I can 
> only write to it as root. The mount point itself has permissions set 
> to 777.
> Any ideas?

There are plenty of options for smbmount (which is what "mount -t 
smbfs" is). Type "smbmount --help", and it'll give you all the details. 
Specifically, you want the "uid" and / or "gid" parameters to be your 
user id, and some group id if you want multiple people to be able to 
write to the share. "fmask" and "dmask" may also be useful to set file 
permissions on files and directories on the mount, and potentially want 
the "rw" option to specify read/write permissions.


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