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    Default ntfs mounting in 10.3

    I read that ntfs-3g is already installed in openSUSE 10.3. I found the package in my system as well using the following command.
    rpm -q ntfs-3g
    Then I went to check my /etc/fstab, however I do not understand what umask, fmask and dmask meant. Help me understand them. Thank you.

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    Default Re: ntfs mounting in 10.3

    On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:06:04 GMT
    Cross AM <Cross_AM@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > I read that ntfs-3g is already installed in openSUSE 10.3. I found the
    > package in my system as well using the following command.
    > rpm -q ntfs-3g
    > Then I went to check my /etc/fstab, however I do not understand what
    > umask, fmask and dmask meant. Help me understand them. Thank you.
    >
    >

    Hi
    Run the command man mount

    umask=value
    Set the umask (the bitmask of the permissions that
    are not present). The default is the umask of the current process.
    The value is given in octal.

    dmask=value
    Set the umask applied to directories only. The default
    is the umask of the current process. The value is given in octal.

    fmask=value
    Set the umask applied to regular files only. The default
    is the umask of the current process. The value is given in octal.


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    Default Re: ntfs mounting in 10.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Cross_AM View Post
    I read that ntfs-3g is already installed in openSUSE 10.3. I found the package in my system as well using the following command.
    rpm -q ntfs-3g
    Then I went to check my /etc/fstab, however I do not understand what umask, fmask and dmask meant. Help me understand them. Thank you.
    They control the apparent permissions for files and directories in the mounted partition.
    umask: umask - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    fmask: Fmask - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Example of world-writable mount: /dev/sda2 /mnt/winxp ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
    Examp;e of Linux-like permissions: /dev/sda2 /mnt/winxp ntfs-3g uid=1000,gid=100,umask=0022 0 0

    FFI: HowTo Mount NTFS Filesystem Partition Read Write Access in openSUSE 10.x
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    FYIs from the days of yore

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    Default Re: ntfs mounting in 10.3

    Malcolm wrote:

    > On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:06:04 GMT
    > Cross AM <Cross_AM@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I read that ntfs-3g is already installed in openSUSE 10.3. I found the
    >> package in my system as well using the following command.
    >> rpm -q ntfs-3g
    >> Then I went to check my /etc/fstab, however I do not understand what
    >> umask, fmask and dmask meant. Help me understand them. Thank you.
    >>
    >>

    > Hi
    > Run the command man mount
    >
    > umask=value
    > Set the umask (the bitmask of the permissions that
    > are not present). The default is the umask of the current process.
    > The value is given in octal.
    >
    > dmask=value
    > Set the umask applied to directories only. The default
    > is the umask of the current process. The value is given in octal.
    >
    > fmask=value
    > Set the umask applied to regular files only. The default
    > is the umask of the current process. The value is given in octal.
    >
    >

    Thank you. The information in the man pages are enough to clarify and I will
    go for further pursuits on my own.

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    Default Re: ntfs mounting in 10.3

    That's a really nice website you maintain. Thank you for the help.

    I think there should be two more posts under this thread. Those are visible through the nntp client. I hope the nntp and hhtp clients for the forums are synchronised soon.

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