I have a server I need to re mount the /tmp partition to run exec.

The code I want to use is:

mount -o remount,exec /tmp

Run the program that needs it.

Than change it back.

mount -o remount,noexec /tmp

This is production server so I'm really worried about un mounting /tmp or changing the mount.


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That should work. I have used that exact command on mounted filesystems before with no problem. Can't you put the program somewhere that already has exec enabled?

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    The location is built into the installer, it's really annoying. This the latest FFMPEG. Thanks, I'm going to try it. Fingers crossed. Commented Feb 24, 2017 at 20:40

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