udiskie 0.4.0

May 07, 2012 at 06:35 AM | categories: tools | View Comments

I just released udiskie 0.4.0. Big feature in this release is the ability to set mount options for a device based on filesystem type or uuid.


June 03, 2010 at 08:55 PM | categories: archlinux, tools | View Comments

With the deprecation of HAL proceeding at full speed it's time to find a new solution for automounting disks on my Linux box. I've been happily using halevt, which does a lot more than disk mounting, but won't be of much use once HAL really goes away. udisks is the replacement that the major desktops are moving to, so I decided to write a simple automounting daemon for those of us not using a major desktop: udiskie. It's a simple udisks client that just takes care of mounting removable media right now. I run it by adding udiskie & to ~/.xinitrc. When I'm done using a removable disk, udiskie-umount will take care of the unmount. I probably can't stress enough how simplistic and undocumented this approach is, but it works for me.

And, of course, for the Archlinux users, it's already packaged in the AUR: udiskie