[FAQ pointer] Re: Non-root access to peripheral file devices

Joe Altman fj at panix.com
Tue Nov 18 14:43:29 PST 2003

[copying the original poster in my somewhat related followup]

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 01:01:06PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Dr Lyman Hazelton <lrh at alum.mit.edu> writes:
> > Perhaps this is discussed somewhere, but so far I haven't found 
> > anything that helps.
> "How do I let ordinary users mount floppies, CDROMs and other removable media?"
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#USER-FLOPPYMOUNT

These conditions are "anded", right?

While I'm asking silly questions: is there a way to exclude certain
devices or directories from the effects of updating world? In my
experience, it seems rare that MAKEDEV must be run, but it would be
nice if /var/mail were left at 1777 across updates; a bonus if, once I
changed perms around on a device like the cdrom, it stayed changed.

I'm thinking along the lines of the ignore categories in pkgtools.conf...

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