Re: User rw Permissions on New Hard Drive
- Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:59:43 -0700
- From: Cousin Stanley <cousinstanley@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: User rw Permissions on New Hard Drive
Michael Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 07, 2019 at 07:11:36AM -0700, Cousin Stanley wrote:
>>Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
>>> and my fstab is:
>>> # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
>> I've found that labeling my disk partitions
>> and using /dev/disk/by-label/xyzzy lines
>> in the /etc/fstab file seems to be much easier
>> for my own small brain to comprehend.
> If you want to use labels, it seems a lot more clear
> to use LABEL= rather than /dev/disk/by-label/
I am aware of the LABEL= keyword for the disk labels
in the /etc/fstab file and would agree that
their use would be slightly more concise
and save a few key strokes.
However, in my own mind not necessarily more clear
as /dev/disk/by-label shows me exactly
what sort of label is being referenced
and provides a reminder that I can check them
via ls -Ahl /dev/disk/by-label .
Taking a line from Tim Peters' Zen of Python ....
Explicit is better than implicit
Stanley C. Kitching