where to put mount.sh file?

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Wed Feb 20 19:37:33 UTC 2008

Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> I've been experimenting with setting up an ftp server on a home network.
> The instructions I've been looking at for getting vsftpd operational
> include using "mount --bind" commands for mounting other directories
> to /var/ftp (neat trick!) The how-to says:
> Whenever you restart your computer, you have to bind the directories
> every time, so that they are shown on the ftp server. To skip binding
> every time, write everything (all commands for binding) in a mount.sh
> file and run it whenever you restart your computer.
> Confession: This will be my first unix script. A whole new world awaits!
> Where do I put it?
> How do I guarantee it will be run at boot time?

I don't want to keep you from getting starting writing scripts, but I
don't see why you'd need to write one to setup a bind mount at boot.
Just add an entry to /etc/fstab for the mount point.  The syntax would
be something like this:

/real/path  /path/you/are/binding   none    rw,bind 0 0

See man fstab for more details (though the man page doesn't cover
anything specific for bind mounts).

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