Ubuntu – Mount drive through command line (as if I clicked on it in nautilus)

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I'm writing a backup script in which I need to mount a drive in the media bay of my laptop.

I know that I can get the job done by messing with fstab and the mount command. Perhaps that's the easiest way. Anyway, I'm interested in the following:

  1. Initially the media bay drive is unmounted.

  2. I click on the drive in the side-panel in a nautilus window and the drive is mounted.

  3. I can access it at /media/baydrive.

My question:

Is there an easy way of performing step 2 from the command line? I.e., mount the drive to /media/<device name> without messing with fstab.

Best Answer

Try udisks --mount <device name>

To mount by partition label, you can do

udisks --mount /dev/disk/by-label/baydrive
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