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A complete fstab guide

Mar 13, 2012, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Every operating system has a file system table, in Linux fstab happens to be that file. Earlier in linux era, one had to manually mount any drives/files at specified locations with the help of ?mount? command. Right after plugging in your device, they just didn?t show up on your desktop. They were meant to be mounted manually and then further processing was done. There existed (exists) a way through which it can be done automatically, fstab was the magic wand. Fstab is used to store configurations for different file systems and it contains what to do with them, i.e., what and where to mount.

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