Udiskie

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Introduction

Udiskie is an automatic disk mounting service using udisks. It can be used for mounting CDs, flash drives, and other media. It is simple to use and requires no configuration.

Installation

You can install Udiskie by using the udiskie package that is found in the AUR.

Start the Udiskie service by adding

 udiskie &

to your xinitrc file, before the window manager is loaded.

Once Udiskie is running, all removable media will automatically be mounted under /media under a new directory that matches the device name.

Permissions

udiskie requires permission for the org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount action to be granted through PolicyKit. If you use a desktop manager that supports ConsoleKit this will be taken care of for you automatically. If you are not using a desktop manager that supports ConsoleKit, you'll need to grant the permission manually. This can be done by creating 10-udiskie.pkla in /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d with these contents:

 [udiskie]
 Identity=unix-group:storage
 Action=org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount
 ResultAny=yes

This example configuration allows any member of the storage group to mount and unmount disks with udiskie.

Unmounting

Use the udiskie-umount command to unmount media. For example, for a device named "MY_USB_DRIVE":

 udiskie-umount /media/MY_USB_DRIVE

Or, you can unmount all media with the command:

 udiskie-umount -a

Window Manager Menu Scripts

For convenience, you can add a script to the menu in some window managers to allow for easy access and control of removable media.

Openbox

todo

Window Maker

Create a "Generated Submenu" entry in the root menu.

#!/bin/bash

# For a Window Maker menu for removable media.
#
# This script will generate sub-menus for any device mounted
# under /media. You can browse the device in a file manager or
# unmount it.
#
# It will ignore the "cd", "dvd", and "fl" directories.
#
# It uses "emelFM2" file manager to browse the media.

cd /media

echo \"Media\" MENU

for i in *
do
  if [ "$i" != "cd" ] && [ "$i" != "dvd" ] && [ "$i" != "fl" ]
  then
    echo \"Browse $i\" EXEC \"emelfm2 -1 \'/media/$i\'\"
  fi
done

for i in *
do
  if [ "$i" != "cd" ] && [ "$i" != "dvd" ] && [ "$i" != "fl" ]
  then
    echo \"Unmount $i\" EXEC \"udiskie-umount \'/media/$i\'\"
  fi
done

echo \"Eject Disc\" EXEC \"eject --traytoggle\"

echo \"Media\" END

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