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Wrapper script for gnome-mount

Introduction

Some programs like GVfs hard depend on the 'gnome-mount' utility but Xfce users usually don't have it installed. But Xfce has 'exo-mount' which has similar functionality. The following wrapper script can be used as a drop-in replacement for 'gnome-mount' which simply calls 'exo-mount' with the appropriate command line arguments. It accepts all options but passes only those to 'exo-mount' which are actually supported and ignores the rest.

The script was tested with Bash and Dash but should work with other shells as well.

Usage

Simply save the script as 'gnome-mount' in a directory in your path, e.g. /usr/local/bin or ~/bin and make it executable.

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Code

#!/bin/sh
#
# gnome-mount - wrapper script for use with exo-mount
#
# Copyright 2009 Enrico Tröger <enrico(at)xfce(dot)org>
# Licence: GPLv2
#
#
# This script aims to be a wrapper script to provide the
# gnome-mount utility on envrionments which only have
# exo-mount (e.g. Xfce). It accepts all command line arguments
# which are passed but ignores all which are not supported by
# exo-mount.
#
# (This script was tested with Bash and Dash.)
#
# Possible use case is as a drop-in replacement to get mounting
# local resources with GVfs working, e.g. mounting disks in CD drives.
#
# Usage:
# Save this script as 'gnome-mount' in a directory in your path,
# e.g. /usr/local/bin or ~/bin and make it executable.
#
 
 
 
OPTS=""
 
# first catch all passed arguments and keep those exo-mount supports,
# ignore all other arguments
while [ -n "$*" ]
do
	case $1 in
		-\?|--help)
		OPTS="$OPTS --help"
		;;
		-e|--eject)
		OPTS="$OPTS --eject"
		;;
		-u|--unmount)
		OPTS="$OPTS --unmount"
		;;
		-h|--hal-udi)
		OPTS="$OPTS --hal-udi"
		shift
		OPTS="$OPTS $1"
		;;
		-d|--device)
		OPTS="$OPTS --device"
		shift
		OPTS="$OPTS $1"
		;;
		-n|--no-ui)
		OPTS="$OPTS --no-ui"
		;;
		-V|--version)
		OPTS="$OPTS --version"
		;;
	esac
	shift
done
 
# now run exo-mount and hope things go well
exo-mount $OPTS
gnomemount-replacement.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/02 17:26 (external edit)