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Re: USB HD permissions query

On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:10:53 +0100
Jochen Schulz <ml@well-adjusted.de> wrote:

Hello Jochen,

> any other UNIX file system), these permissions are stored inside the
> filesystem you mount and can only be changed after mounting. When

Ah, that's now a lot clearer.  I sort of understood what Magnus wrote,
but your explanation clarifies the situation.

> using FAT, you have to give permissions as a mount option (if you
> don't want everything to be owned root:root) because FAT doesn't know
> the concept of file ownership.

As I said to Magnus, I knew that, but didn't fully comprehend the

Thanks for your help.  It's greatly appreciated.

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