Based on this answer for automounting USB...
Running Stretch Lite on a Pi3, running Openbox window manager, no desktop or session manager.
Is there a way to change the name of the mount point created by pmount?
For example, by default it will mount to "/media" but I need it to mount to "/media/username". I'd like to do this just by modifying some setup file, or running a CLI; no graphical interface.
If not possible with pmount, is there any other way of automounting to an alternate mount point?


From the pmount man pages:

pmount device [ label ]

This will mount device to a directory below /media if policy is met (see below). If label is given, the mount point will be /media/label, otherwise it will be /media/device.

So, if you run pmount /dev/sda1 /media/this_is_my_personalised_mounting_point then you will get /media/this_is_my_personalised_mounting_point in stead of /media/usb1 which would be chosen by default (if /media/usb1 is not already occupied, of course...)

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  • Thanks. To clarify, the goal is for things to mount to /media/username/usb1...2...3... etc. In other words, I want the base to be /media/username/ then the mount points under that. I'm looking for a more elegant solution than just brute-forcing username/usb1. I was hoping there was some undocumented config file somewhere that specifies the base mount point. My current solution just creates a symbolic link in the udev script. – Ed K Jan 15 '19 at 17:10

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