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    permissions in Debian are confusing


    I'm trying to get my little network / shared drives on speed but permissions are driving me mad. Just to give you an idea of my problems:

    I can write as root from debian to a mounted vfat drive on the same pc (dual boot system) this can not be done as a normal user. I can browse the drive but writing is out. What are the right permissions? (I guess this is a fstab part of the problem)

    Futhermore the network is driving me mad. I can write as root on a windows pc on the network. Writing from the win pc to debian won't work. I guess the guest account (nobody) has no writing permissions in debian. How to solve this?

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    When it comes to FAT partitions, here are entries from my fstab that allows me to write to the disk as a normal user:
    /dev/hda1 /c vfat defaults,user,umask=000 0 2
    /dev/hda9 /d vfat defaults,user,umask=000 0 2
    "I don't know what I'm running from
    And I don't know where I'm running to
    There's something deep and strange inside of me I see"

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    brilliant! I'll try those this evening....any clue where to find more reading on those settings? How does umask work for example?

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    You'll find all the options for it in the mount manual page,
    just type
    Code:
    man mount
    at the shell prompt, though it might be a little bit cryptic reading for the first time.
    I guess that Googling "umask linux fstab" will also give you much information.
    "I don't know what I'm running from
    And I don't know where I'm running to
    There's something deep and strange inside of me I see"

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