Now trying out autofs — the cifs filesystems don’t umount cleanly and autofs seemed like a nicer solution. Anyway, it looks like it’s working — autofs and mount all show the right thing — but I can’t cd into the directory.

One of the things that I liked most about windows, which I can’t get to work under linux is start or from cygwin cygstart — which does all the right things with paths. Basically, it means "do the right thing with this file"; so start hello.txt will open hello.txt in Notepad or Emacs. On linux nautilus . works for directories but fails for files.

Originally published on my old blog site.