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10.5: Set a FireWire drive's mount point
Authored by: yanokwa on Jun 03, '08 09:14:36AM

why would i want to change their drive mount point?



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why?
Authored by: paulio on Jun 03, '08 11:41:30AM

To keep the mount point from changing. This could be a bad thing if you have a program or script accessing an external drive.

The path will be something like:
/volumes/mydrive

If the user renames the drive to joesdrive
then the mount point will change to

/volumes/joesdrive

This change could cause your script to fail.



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because;-)
Authored by: airdrummer on Jun 04, '08 09:21:04AM

i have 2 nfs exports on my linux file server: linuxBox:/backups & lB:/webfiles

since both are on the same server, they get dynamic mountpoints of /Volumes/linuxBox & /Volumes/linuxBox-1, and finder automajicklly munges them to /backups & /webfiles, unless of course i've mounted them in the reverse order, in which case i have no idea which is which...definitely a problem for scripting;-}

i assume the same would apply to multiple partitions on the same external drive.

needless 2 say, static mount points are a definite advantage...



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