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I'd like to run a script every time that a DVD is inserted into the drive.

Ideally, it would be auto-mounted and then a script would be run. The script would NOT be on the drive (not looking for autorun functionality a la Windows).

A command line solution would be optimal!

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  • Insert a dvd and when this screen pops up

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  • Select open with other application You will then see this window

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  • browse to your script and add and select it then tick the always perform this action tick box

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You can change this back later by opening nautilus preferences and changing the media handling preference.

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Hope this helps.

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Excellent. This is a headless box without x installed - I found information on /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules which seems to allow me to do this as well from the bash prompt. –  tkone Mar 2 '11 at 12:25
    
@todd if you update your question I will add an alternate command line solution to my answer –  Allan Mar 2 '11 at 12:46
    
@Todd Or you can add an answer yourself for a cli solution. (Tip: Next time have that kind of detail in your question) –  Jorge Castro Mar 5 '11 at 15:44
    
In mine (ubuntu 12.10) there is no option to run a custom command. The "media" tab is also missing from the preferences. –  matt burns Jan 21 '13 at 13:38

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