Re: only root can unmount
On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 06:23:19PM -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 10:50:23PM +0000, T o n g <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> > On Tue, 02 Dec 2008 06:01:59 -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> > >> tong@helios:~$ grep dvd /etc/fstab
> > >> /dev/dvd /media/dvd auto users,noauto,exec,ro 0
> > >> 0 /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd auto user,noauto,exec,ro 0 0
> > >
> > > Is it intentional that one line says "users" and the other one says
> > > "user"?
> > Ahhh, thanks Daniel. Bingo, that's the real reason. I'll report the bug
> > to grml-rebuildfstab.
> What I don't understand is why the one with "users" was the one that
> worked. I thought that "user" was the correct string, and the manpage
> agrees with me.
I thought that "user" means that any one user could mount, but only that
same user (and root) could then unmount. Whereas, "users" means that
any user can mount and any other user could then unmount. I suppose
"users" is helpful if people are co-operative or hurtful if you get