Is there any command that can be invoked which will allow a user to mount a partition of a USB drive
pmount will only work if the device is not listed in /etc/fstab. pmount permits a normal user to mount a removable device without an fstab entry.
I had thought that had been deprecated so never followed up the reference to it I came across ....... that will I believe do as I wish.
Thank you for the kick ...... sometimes one gets side-tracked so much that the obvious is no longer visible.
the best actual situation I could describe would be, as you said, a USB flash drive, previously unknown to you, plugging into your PC with an unknown number of other USB devices plugged into it, and wishing to access the contents of the new device as the user through some script or other.
Yeah I know rather a weird mock up of a situation, but I had to come up with something cause you asked
I believe my problem is solved.
Thanks for the help folks.