How to auto-detect a USB drive?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Mar 11 11:20:55 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 06:09:24PM +0000, Mike Clarke wrote:
> The scripts are a bit primitive and get totally confused if I insert 
> more than one USB storage device at a time so would need some 
> refinement for general use but work OK for me as the only user on this 
> PC.

If you give the msdosfs filesystem a unique label (with e.g. mlabel from
emulators/mtools), you'll get a unique device in /dev/msdosfs/.

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