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Re^4: A CGI script to list the files on my external harddrive

by davidj (Priest)
on Nov 14, 2006 at 13:05 UTC ( #583956=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: A CGI script to list the files on my external harddrive
in thread A CGI script to list the files on my external harddrive

You are correct. It IS because the drive is external. In Linux, (at least all the flavors I know), drives connected through a usb port are owned by root and cannot be changed. This is an Linux kernel OS issue.
Sorry, but what you want the script to do cannot be done.

davidj
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Re^5: A CGI script to list the files on my external harddrive
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Nov 14, 2006 at 16:48 UTC
    In Linux, (at least all the flavors I know), drives connected through a usb port are owned by root and cannot be changed

    This is incorrect. Take a look at the user option in the mount man page. You can make a drive user-mountable by putting something like the following into /etc/fstab:

    /dev/sdc1 /mnt/external ext3 user,noauto 0 0

    This will allow any user to mount the partition /dev/sdc1 under /mnt/external. The user who mounts the device will also own the mountpoint (i.e. directory).

    Not that this has anything to do with Perl, but it seemed pertinent information :-)


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