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Script to show notification for a block device with mount action

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This is a script that displays a notification for a drive with a button to mount it.

It might be wise to call the script from a listeners that fires every time a new block device is detected (see [examples](#examples)).

Table of Contents

* [notification-mount](#notification-mount)
* [Table of Contents](#table-of-contents)
* [Installation](#installation)
* [Requirements](#requirements)
* [Non-Arch Systems](#non-arch-systems)
* [Arch Linux](#arch-linux)
* [Examples](#examples)
* [Devmon Script](#devmon-script)
* [Systemd Unit](#systemd-unit)


## Requirements
* Linux
* python3
* [python-gobject](
* [python-notify2](
* [udevil][udevil]

## Non-Arch Systems

If you are not using **Arch**, then you will need to copy or symlink the `notification-mount` file to somewhere that is in your `PATH` (see below in the systemd example for more info on wĥat you need to pay attention to when placing it somewhere in the `PATH`).

For how to install and start the system service see the [example](#systemd-unit) below.

## Arch Linux
If you are using **Arch Linux** either install [notification-mount][notification-mount] or [notification-mount-git][notification-mount-git] from the AUR.
You should now also have a user systemd service which you can enable and start like this:
systemctl --user enable notification-mount.service
systemctl --user start notification-mount.service
This service is the same as the one in the example below.


## Devmon Script
If you have [udevil][udevil] installed, you can run the following script and it will show a notification whenever a new device is detected:

devmon --no-mount --no-unmount --exec-on-drive "./notification-mount -d %f" &
You could at this to your `.xinitrc` or any other script that runs whenever your system starts up.

You may need to change the path to the script depending on where you run this piece of code from.
## Systemd Unit
Systemd service using the previous example and [udevil][udevil]:
Description=Notification when new block device is detected with button to mount

ExecStart=/usr/bin/devmon --no-mount --no-unmount --exec-on-drive "notification-mount -d %%f"

Fot this you will need to have the `notification-mount` in a folder that is part of the `PATH`

**Note:** This should be the default `PATH`. Alternatively you can set your modified `PATH` on the systemd environment like described [here](

After that just enable and start the service:
systemctl --user enable notification-mount.service
systemctl --user start notification-mount.service


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