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Month: April 2015

Re: [trinity-users] shell script help needed

From: multi <multi@...>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 14:26:57 -0500
On Monday 06 April 2015 15:44:27 Nick Koretsky wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Apr 2015 16:37:42 -0500
> multi <multi@...> wrote:
> > I'm using Trinity that was installed with exe GNU linux.
> > 
> > I have a bash script to mount a shared folder from a remote server and
> > open it in a window. I launch it from a desktop icon. It looks like this:
> > 
> >   sudo mount /mnt/nfs/client1
> >   nautilus /mnt/nfs/client1
> > 
> > It works fine -- except that, if I close the window and want to reopen
> > it, it obviously asks for the password every time.
> > 
> > Is there a way to check to see if it is mounted so that it only asks for
> > the password if it is the first time?
> > 
> You already received a lot of replies about how to check if its mounted,
> but i think the better way would be to either put a relevant line in fstab
> with a user flag so you can avoid sudo or (even better) set up an
> automounter (i use autofs, but there are others).
> -- 
>   Nick Koretsky (nick.koretsky@...)
Hi Nick,
Actually, the first thing I did was put the line in fstab. Curiously, it would 
not mount the shared folder at boot time, but after it was booted, I could 
mount it with 'mount -a'. I thought maybe fstab was being read before the 
ethernet connection was established.

But, I didn't pursue this because the remote folder is not always available at 
bot time. Depends on which computer is booted first. So I still needed to mount 
it later, which I do have now.

The autofs looks like it might be helpful. Thank you for mentioning it.