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For EXT4 drives the defaults option in /etc/fstab translates to:


I want to know what the defaults option transaltes into for NTFS drives. It is not covered in the NTFS-3G manual and not in the Ubuntu community documentation.

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According to man mount, the defaults option is filesystem-independent.


Some of these options are only useful when they appear in the /etc/fstab file.

Some of these options could be enabled or disabled by default in the system kernel. To check the current setting see the options in /proc/mounts.

The following options apply to any filesystem that is being mounted (but not every filesystem actually honors them - e.g., the sync option today has effect only for ext2, ext3, fat, vfat and ufs):



        Use default options: rw, suid, dev, exec, auto, nouser, and async.

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Awesome. Thanks so much. You're quick! – Andreas J. Dec 2 '13 at 2:19
Glad I could help. And to be honest, man mount, /defaults doesn't take all that long. ;) – Dec 2 '13 at 16:03
Yes, I did do man mount.ntfs but I should have looked in man mount obviously... – Andreas J. Dec 2 '13 at 17:28

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