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Autorun a script after I plugged or unplugged a USB device

What can I do to run automatically a script after I mount/plugin or unmount/unplug a USB device?
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Prevent a specific USB device from auto-mounting

I want to stop a USB device from automounting in Ubuntu 13.04. For example, when I connect my iPhone 5 to my desktop I am consistently prompted for what I want to do (whether or not I want to erase ...
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What is the difference between Eject and Safely Remove Device

Taking this question and it's answer into account What is the difference between "Unmount", "Eject", "Safely Remove Drive" and the eject icon? I ask: Why do both options ...
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How to unmount NFS when server is gone?

I am mounting a NFS-folder from a server to my laptop. Unfortunately, the server goes off sometimes... The problem is, that I cannot unmount the "dead" NFS-folder. On the command-line, I get "device ...
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Ubuntu Unmounting drive takes forever

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to unmount a drive after copying data, the Writing Data to Device takes forever, maybe as long and the copy process? This is another thread about this: Unmounting ...
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Making A Partition with Gparted - Unmount?

I need to create some space to that I can dual-boot with Windows. Looking at Gparted, it seems that to do that, I need to unmount my /dev/sda1 which contains my Ubuntu system. While searching online, ...
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Copying files to SD card not saving

I am copying 486 items, totalling 2.9 GB, from a folder on my desktop, to a microSD 16 GB card via a USB card reader. The tranfer completes fine. I then do a safely remove (have also tried eject and ...
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Re-mounting an un-mounted USB stick

Is there a way to mount back a USB stick that is once ejected, without physically detaching it and then plugging it in? It was a live-usb of Linux Mint 14 in it, if it helps.
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How to Unmount WIndows Partition Disk Permantely

I have dual OS (Windows 8 and Ubuntu), when I using Ubuntu, Windows partition Disks are automatically mounted in Explorer. I need to unmount permanently on every boot or permanently. I tried this in ...
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Automounting partitions on 1TB external hard disk

I am on Kubuntu 12.04. I have five labelled ext4 partitions on an external removable 1 TB external USB hard drive. When the drive is plugged in, a box pops up, asking me what I want to do for each ...
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USB 3.0 hard drives don't spin down when “safely removed” from Nautilus

I have a few external drives, some using external power, other being USB powered. I plug my USB 3.0 drive in a USB 3.0 port. When I "eject" the drive (from Nautilus) it keeps on spinning. When I ...
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Is it safe to shutdown computer without unmounting NTFS partitions?

Sometimes I mount my NTFS drives in Ubuntu but forget to unmount them before shutdown. So does Ubuntu unmount them before shutdown or do I have to unmount them manually before shutdown? I am asking ...
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How to unlock partition in Gparted? [duplicate]

Im new in using Ubuntu and I cant seem to make any partitions for a new dual boot OS and the swap file or for any other matter i would want to use the partition because the drive is locked. I have ...
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Cannot mount partition

I am unable to mount my two of the partitions (NTFS) currently. When I double click on it from the file manager, a pop up window says unable to access {disk lable}. Not authorized to perform ...
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Auto-unmount USB drive

I used to work for a long time with ubuntu 10.10 and I changed to a recent machine so I had to move to Ubuntu 13.04. One feature I'm now missing is the auto umount of usb drives. I've not been able to ...
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Unmounting and Mounting Drives

I have a passport device that I plugged in using firewire that I use to house old , unused files so that my Mac computer would process more freely. After I connect it the drive is read, I then move ...
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Safely unmounting a Netgear Wireless USB adapter

I have a NetGear WNA3100M(v1) Wireless-N 300 adapter, and it sort of works. That is, the speed annoyingly often drops down to just a few Mbit/s. I find if I disconnect from my connection, unplug the ...