Everything on FAT is executable

Johan Spee johan.spee at wanadoo.nl
Sat Nov 19 09:39:11 GMT 2005

Hi Lowell,

Thanks for your answer. 
It took me a while to respond because the message ended op on the 
Windows hemisphere of my pc. I also wanted to figure out what 'octal 
code' should be added to the -m parameter. I still don't understand the 
principle but '-m 333' should allow rw for all and mask x. 

I added this to my fstab, but the result is that the drives are no 
longer mounted. I'll have to look into that.

thanks again,


On 17 Nov 2005 09:21:23 -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> mount_msdosfs(8) has a -m option (and -M, so you can still have the
> directories executable) to change the observed permissions.  It's
> an all-or-nothing solution, but that's probably what you want
> anyway.

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