I've been using the terminal for almost everything: in fact, I often don't even log in through the interface, I use the
tty1 and go to the web with text-browsers. So, the external drive doesn't auto-mount, and I use
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/JMCF125_DE to mount it. It works, but listing shows there's a difference. The files' description when auto-mounting via the GUI (Unity on Ubuntu) looks like:
-rw------- 1 jmcf125 jmcf125
In manual mount, the same files' properties look like this:
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root
Which makes sense since I had to use
sudo to mount. But how come the system doesn't have to? How can my mounts work exaclty like the systems'? Also, I heard every action in the GUI goes through a background shell: can I see what commands are printed there?