help needed. I want to give thunderbird access to local folder on other computer. So I granted the local user /bin/mount and /usr/sbin/mount.cifs in sudoers. This works fine, using a bash script

sudo mount -t cifs -o user=buebe -o pass=bue //buechers-vorn/thlocalfolder '/home/buebe/.thunderbird/nx1jxvuk.default/Mail/Local Folders'

But I cannot get it running via fstab on boot. I tried several things, like

//buechers-vorn/thlocalfolder '/home/buebe/.thunderbird/nx1jxvuk.default/Mail/Local Folders' cifs user=buebe,pass=bue,_netdev 0 0

where _netdev should be the right argument for waiting until network is started. But I added this later. Also without this it doesn't work. Cannot figure it out. What am I missing ?

1 Answer 1


You have to change Local Folders in fstab to Local\ Folders, Then elimininate both ''

  • Thanks for the fast answer. I did like you said, but still no success.
    – ddlab
    Mar 12, 2015 at 15:35
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    You can use your script in your rc.local Mar 12, 2015 at 18:39
  • (NOTE: Accepted this answer because of the 2nd comment) Ha ! Very good idea, it will work. Thanks.
    – ddlab
    Mar 12, 2015 at 23:21

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