GlowInTheDark wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:01 pm
1) This thread is a duplicate.
Link please (and report it). The question has been asked before but that doesn't make this a duplicate.
2) This is not supposed to happen if you do things the "normal" way and the drive is formatted FAT or FAT32, etc. What I mean by that is that if you insert the drive and it gets automounted, then it will end up owned by "you" and things should "just work". I.e., you don't need the "-o user" stuff.
You're showing a lack of experience and making some assumptions.
The type of automounting you describe will only work if the desktop is installed and a user is logged in. You're also assuming that the user attempting access is the same one that is logged in to the desktop. Neither may be the case.
We also have no idea how @Tacocat (the OP) is mounting the device in question.
Automounting in the desktop is not restricted to FAT as you appear to imply. Pretty much any filesystem supported may be mounted this way.
3) If it is not formatted FAT-something - i.e., if it is a Unix-type filesystem (e.g., ext2, 3, 4), then it will have its own permissions and in that case, there isn't really anything you can do about it that does not involve using root in some way. The OP seems to imply that he is either not able or is forbidden to do that.
Not all non-FAT file systems are linux/unix file systems and support linux file permissions. For those that don't usually the only way to tweak permissions is in the mount options.
@DougieLawson and @ejolson suggestions are possible solutions but without mroe information from @Tacocat no-one can suggest a more accurate fix.
I also see nothing in the OP to justify what you claim they're implying.
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