When I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 it also upgraded cifs. In Ubuntu 12.x a network mount script I had would nicely mount a Windows network share as read/write. My attempts at updating it to work with the new cifs have failed, see syntax attempted below which results in a read-only mount for my non-root account. Note that even after making mount path 777/user:user the following results in the mount path changing to 755/root:root.

sudo /sbin/mount.cifs $SHAREPOINT $MOUNTPOINT -o username=$user dom=$domain forceuid=$user forcegid=$user dynperm file_mode=777 dir_mode=777

  • shouldnt there be commas instead of spaces between your various options? – meuh Sep 23 '15 at 17:09

You want to pass uid=user as a mount option. My /etc/fstab contains something like

//server/share  /home/user/win/H  cifs  uid=user,credentials=/home/user/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0 
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