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FSTAB: Adding spaces in the mount point path

May 2016

File System table or FSTAB refers to system configurations which are usually used on a Linux environment. Sometimes users may have problems with adding spaces in mouth point path. This mainly happens because here various options are separated by a space. To get rid of this problem, one has to type "0/040" instead of space in the configurations. After that, adding spaces in mouth point path should not be an issue.


Since the various options in / etc / fstab are separated by spaces, it is not possible to put spaces in the path of the mount point.


This limitation is easily bypassed by typing "\ 040" instead of a space in the configuration file.
  • Example:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/first\040disk ext3 options 0 0

This simply means that we mount /dev/sda1 on /mnt/first disk

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