[PATCH RFC] udisks2 mount options configuration files

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at suse.cz
Mon Apr 27 10:07:57 PDT 2015

Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> Michael Biebl wrote:
>> If you also add "x-gvfs-show", they'll show up in nautilus as
>> removable media.
>> If I'm not mistaken, you can easily edit those mount options with
>> gnome-disks.
> Ah, I see it now! It is well hidden there: Click to the device at left,
> then see gears icon in right in the middle, click and I will see that menu.
Well, gnome-disks does not make possible to define mount options without 
root password, as it saves them into /etc/fstab.

However udisks2 itself allows to define selected safe mount options 
without root privileges. (Well, the subset of safe mount options is 
incomplete, and does not allow e. g. time stamps time zone set.)

=> gnome-disks needs improvement

And additionally, the GUI is far from being user friendly. Instead of 
bare option names, there should pre-defined basic tasks:
- Define, how short names should be interpreted
- Define, how time stamps should be interpreted

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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