How to auto-detect a USB drive?

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at
Wed Mar 11 13:16:59 PDT 2009

On Wednesday 11 March 2009, Roland Smith wrote:

> 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/.

Yes, but sometimes I'll be transferring data to or from someone else's 
USB stick so I can't make any assumptions about how the filesystem has 
been labeled.

Mike Clarke

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