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Thread: HowTo: Create a shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

  1. #11
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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    You, and obiouvsly Martin Pärtel who did the job in first place, are my heroes!

    I have been searching something like this for endless time and neither using sgid or acls worked as I wanted.

    File permissions are a great security feature, but the possibility to create non militarized zones in the FS is something which was badly missing in my opinion.

    Thank you!

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    I never considered a hard link. I'll have to try it out. Thanks for the update.

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    Excellent post

    But what all I love is :
    sudo cp /etc/fstab{,-backup}

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    I was in another post and I was referring the OP to this howto when I discovered you made a change a few weeks ago: Method 2 - Upstart

    That's an elegant way around the problem but I have a question. How is it unmounting ? Entires in fstab are unmounted cleanly at shutdown and it's probably my ignorance of the upstart and bindfs processes but it's not clear how this is being unmounted or if it even needs to be unmounted.

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    How is it unmounting ? Entires in fstab are unmounted cleanly at shutdown and it's probably my ignorance of the upstart and bindfs processes but it's not clear how this is being unmounted or if it even needs to be unmounted.
    All filesystems (including virtual ones: dev, proc, bindfs, autofs...) are unmounted cleanly regardless how they were mounted.

    The init script (/etc/init.d/umountfs) uses /proc/mounts.

    /proc/mounts contains a list of the currently mounted devices and their mount points (and which file system is in use and what mount options are in use).

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    As always, a wealth of information. Thank you very much.

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    Great tutorial!
    It works great when trying to set permissions to different folders inside an NTFS partition.

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    Re: HowTo: Create shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    Thanks.

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    Re: HowTo: Create a shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    Now that you're a moderator do you have any influence or at lest any insight on when we can expect to be able to actually install bindfs.

    It's broken on Oneric: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...fs/+bug/851600

    Short version of bug:

    Package states that "fuse" is a dependency.
    There is no "fuse" package.
    Bindfs is dependent on "fuse-util" not "fuse"

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    Re: HowTo: Create a shared directory for local users (with bindfs).

    This thread is amazing!

    I use linux for 7 years and I can finally share music with my family without messing with permissions.


    I have one more question: Do you guys know how can I do this trick with a separated partition instead of a folder?

    I keep all my stuff in a separated drive.


    Thanks in advance!

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