View Full Version : [SOLVED] Scripting tips

October 20th, 2011, 07:59 PM

I would really like to get more into scripting and I have a problem that I'm trying to solve.

I am not familiar enough with all the apt packages that are out there to make this any easier but this is what I'm trying to do.

Insert usb drive and have it formatted to FAT
Copy X folder onto the drive (this is optional > and then "safely eject")

My biggest problem is the mounting and formatting the appropriate devices. It would be nice if I could use 3 usb sticks at a time... I just don't know where to begin :(. Do I just use a Bash script or something else?

October 20th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Bash script would be the way to go, I guess:

mkdosfs -n DRIVE01 /dev/sdf9
mount -t vfat /dev/sdf9 /mnt/x
cp -r /path/to/xfolder /mnt/x
umount /mnt/x
eject /dev/sdf9

I'm not too sure the above will work, and you'd have to run as root, make the mnt directory before running, etc.