using sys/fusefs-ntfs as the home dir

Alejandro Pulver alepulver at
Mon Aug 25 20:42:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 20:31:41 -0400
"Aryeh Friedman" <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:

> > The solution would be very simple, but because you're insisting
> > on having the "D:" partition formatted as NTFS, a problem occurs:
> > As far as I know, FreeBSD's NTFS support is okay for reading, but
> > not for writing. (I'm not 100% sure because I don't have any
> > "Windows" stuff around to check.)
> Actual sysutils/fusefs-ntfs (or ntfsprogs with less stable support)
> allows you to read and write.... I am the "unofficial" (I am not sure
> if Ale has put my name on the maintainer line of the make file with
> his or not) fusefs-ntfs.... the only issue it has on the fb side is in
> some cases (happens to me but Ale can't seem to reproduce so we are at
> a lost of how to fix it) is any attempt to mount it from anywhere in
> /etc/rc or with non-delayed option in fstab will fail (non-fatally and
> repeating the attempt after your in "full" multiuser mode works just
> fine)... I was asking about how to structure the dir's and from what
> you described I don't think it solves the problem completely because
> the "Desktop" dir/folder has two completely different means under both
> OS's and besides many symlinks (most not documented anywhere) are
> likelly needed.... so the purpose of the question was attempting to
> automate this and/or minimize the number of symlinks (because to
> windows the will not translate to shortcuts if I understand the guts

The sharing of the home directory can only be done per-application and
only for some of them. You can't just use the same home directory. For
the applications that work that way, you could symlink their
configuration/data directories (there are tutorials describing it for

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