I have installed curlftpfs as per instructions I found on the net. I am mounting it in my fstab file using this command:

curlftpfs#ftp://user:pass@IP /media/FTP fuse rw,uid=1000,umask=0777,user,suid,allow_other,exec,auto,utf8  0   0

Problem is that my user cannot edit anything in this folder. I can view anything I want, but I cannot edit anything. Anytime I try to edit something I get access denied errors.

What would I need to change to allow any user on my system to edit files mounted here?

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Figured it out changing permissions and umask. umask should be 002 according to this nice tutorial here:


Then I have to also specify what group ID I desire when mounting. I also found out that during boot this sometimes doesn't work because of the network, so I had to add _netdev to allow it to mount after the network.

All works now. So the final line for the fstab file is:

curlftpfs#ftp://user:pass@IP /media/FTP fuse rw,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=002,user,suid,allow_other,exec,auto,utf8,_netdev  0   0

Of course replacing uid and gid with your user ID and group ID for your user. After this little change though it works perfectly using sudo mount -a or at boot.

umask was the big thing, unless both user and group had write permissions it wasn't working for me. So 0022 doesn't work for umask since that makes user writeable but not group. For some reason without group it just wouldn't work.

  • Doesn't work for me, not even with umaks=000, still read-only even though apparently I have write access to files.
    – soger
    Sep 10, 2020 at 16:17

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