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I am running a default fedora 15 install. My goal is to have a couple of network drives get mounted right after the user logs in graphically (not via ssh).

The script I want to execute is basically just a bunch of mount commands: sudo mount ...; sudo mount ...; sudo mount ...;.

I used visudo to let the user have NOPASSWD necessary when doing sudo mount.

Where can I put my simple script so that when the user logs in the script will execute?

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each user would mount a different network drive... this is why I would like this to happen after login and not at the computer startup. –  Trevor Boyd Smith Sep 15 '11 at 19:26

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Firstly, you should not simply allow unfettered access to mount as the superuser using NOPASSWD. You should instead create appropriate entries in /etc/fstab so that the filesystems can be mounted by unprivileged users.

If you really want to do this (you don't), you can do this in ~/.bash_profile if the users use bash as their shell, otherwise ~/.profile, or in /etc/profile by evalating $EUID.

Again, don't do that. Just add the fstab entries so that an unprivileged user can mount it without elevating.

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If i put the mount into /etc/fstab, then the user can do on the command line: mount $NETWORK_DRIVE_NAME. I thought the user still needs to do 'sudo mount $NETWORK_DRIVE_NAME`? –  Trevor Boyd Smith Sep 15 '11 at 22:55
    
Not if you set the mount options correctly. Check the documentation provided by your filesystem. –  Chris Down Sep 15 '11 at 23:28
    
"check the documentation provided by your filesystem" is not low-level enough for me to take a next-action on "how can you make mount not require sudo?"... –  Trevor Boyd Smith Sep 16 '11 at 1:05
    
and... there's another question that you forced me to ask... unix.stackexchange.com/questions/20838/… lol. –  Trevor Boyd Smith Sep 16 '11 at 1:16

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