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25th September 2004, 01:32 AM
Okay, all these years if I wanted to mount my cdrom from cli, I typed:
Now to mount my cd I have to type:
How can I configure my system so I can type:
25th September 2004, 01:56 AM
Here is a close solution:
Try creating a variable in your ~/.bash_profile
Note: ~ is a variable for your home directory
make it look something like this # .bash_profile
# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
# User specific environment and startup programs
export PATH dvdrom
unset USERNAME Then logout and back in and test it. the only thing is you will have to use mount $dvdrom You may be able to use alias command to get rid of having to use the "$"
I hope that's close to what you're looking for.
25th September 2004, 04:57 PM
Yes, I considered that or a .bashrc function to handle the same thing. I figured that it would be better to configure 'mount' instead of creating an alias or function. Thanks for the suggestions.
26th September 2004, 04:17 AM
how does one go about configuring mount to use aliases? please post you results and how you did it.
26th September 2004, 03:42 PM
As far as I know you can't make an alias that can be passed to mount like an environment variable. You can do the following with alias:
alias mdvdrom='mount /media/dvdrom'
alias udvdrom='umount /media/dvdrom'
In this way you could type:
To mount the dvdrom and type:
When you want to dismount the dvdrom. I'm not so sure there's a lot of time savings in typing either of these commands. I don't really use the mount cdrom much and in fact have noticed that it doesn't work under FC2 any more either. It's just old habits die hard some times and I got use to typing it, when I needed. Hope that answers your question. I know that if you type:
That ejects the cdrom tray and:
eject -t cdrom
Retracts the cdrom tray, so some how it knows the mount point for the drive and mount doesn't.
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