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Re: Command line mounting all partitions of pluggable device




On Mon 14 Jan 2019 at 19:06:29 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
> On 01/14/2019 02:18 PM, David Wright wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> For my current 2.2TB, the labels seem acceptably unique:
> > MainCdrive	my-big-dvd	fromdell	richardofdell	debversionricharProjects	F_drive	OldMachine		fullstretch	debian8.6		recover-common
> tomboy-testing	owlcommon	new-net-inst	good-fvwm	tst_mysql	tst_mariadb
> dummy		target		gddrescued_commo	jessie8-6-6	common		stretch-2nd
> 17oct2017	common-bak		backup_homedirs			myhome		dectest		scratch_pad	
> FreeAgentGoFlexDrive		windows		GOFLEXPART5	recovered	mate-full
> post-failure	MISC-backups	

Sure, but this sort of ad hoc naming "scheme" means that you have to
be aware of the entire current population of names every time you
create a new one. That presents a danger of collision.

Cheers,
David.