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Re: Hotplug: no more fstab entries

Hi Jef,

On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 11:40 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> If I had a better personal understanding of the capabilities of the
> dbus commandline tools like dbus-send that would help. Are there
> existing examples of dbus-send usage that do useful work in the wild?

This document is out of date


but it is where stuff like this will end of for HAL... but we're pre-1.0
so we're working more on code than documentation. We take patches
though :-). Send them to


We can also answer specific questions about what parameters the Mount()
method takes. And I'm normally a lot more reasonable on that list than
here :-).... The best advice I can give you right now... is to read the
gnome mount source... here


it will show you what the parameters are... and what exceptions you need
to catch.. Hope this helps...

Btw /etc/pm/hooks/00NetworkManager is one example of using dbus-send.

> I honestly do not grok dbus communication well enough to be able to
> parse the example you give usefully from a "get crap done with a shell
> script" sysadmin point of view.  And the errors spawned the what I
> assume to be non-functional example in the dbus-send on the fc4
> manpage leaves my mouth agape and my eyes glassy.
> If you know of something better than 
> http://dbus.freedesktop.org/doc/dbus-tutorial.html
> to help sysadmins learn enough about dbus to use dbus-send effectively
> please let me know. Especially any existing generally useful scripts
> that exist to do useful work.

>From another mail:
> Actually since we are talking about scripting dbus actions with the
> cmdline tools... how do i get access to dbus's introspection ability
> via the cmdline tools so that as a sysadmin I can explore the object
> path and valid messages?

There is not really an easy way to do this yet. But someday we'll have
nice introspection and a generic browser UI for these.


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