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Re: Command line mounting all partitions of pluggable device

On Mon 14 Jan 2019 at 10:20:51 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 01/14/2019 09:22 AM, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> > rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > > Assuming there are entries in fstab for each partition, [...]
> > > > for i in  /dev/sd<device_letter>*;  do  mount $i; done
> > 
> > Rchard Owlett wrote:
> > > There are not.
> > 
> > In the most general case i would have a where-to-mount directory with
> > lots of directories for the various partitions (here 10 drives with
> > 20 partitions each).
> But thankfully I don't have to deal with the most general case as I am
> as compulsive about giving all partitions a reasonably unique label as
> Debian is about assigning UUIDs.

"Reasonably unique" doesn't really cut it. You're better off
generating a nonce name for the real mount point like so:

    mkdir -p "$Newmtpt"

and then making a symlink to it using your LABELs. That way, mounting
will always succeed even if creating the link fails (which tells you
to take some action to rectify things).