mounting external usb drives: solved

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Mon Aug 4 23:17:54 UTC 2008

Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> Everything works. The good news I wasn't expecting is that the
> filesystems keep their permissions through the unmounting/mounting of a
> reboot. In case anyone wonders, the extra "1" in "chmod 1777" blocks
> users (other than root) from deleting the folder or changing its
> permissions.
Because it is an ext3 file system, the permissions are saved as part 
of the file system. (Think of the permissions on /.) Access of the 
USB drive is the same as the rest of your file system.


   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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