Bug#507084: ability to set new mount defaults in fstab
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I notice a problem. The mount(8) defaults have no easy way of being
changed by root, without having to recompile something.
Wouldn't it be nice in /etc/fstab to be able to add a line
"Here are the new defaults (in general, or for e.g., just vfat).
Any disk mounted beyond this point in fstab or from the command line
shall now use these defaults unless otherwise specified on that mount
E.g., "The new defaults for vfat are
shortname=mixed,noatime,fmask=133". No more need for long command
lines or wrapper shell scripts to set them next somebody hands you a
key chain USB disk to plug in, etc.