Braindead Defaults

Linux lacks sane defaults in a lot of areas. One of them is mounting a samba share with

mount -t smbfs -o password=mypassword,codepage=cp852,iocharset=iso8859-2,uid=lee,gid=users,fmask=644,dmask=755 //hostname/sharename targetdir

or mounting a pendrive using the corresponding fstab line

/dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive auto rw,user,noauto,shortname=mixed,dmask=022,fmask=133 0 0

There should be some kind of higher level configuration layer because that’s above is what most users want.

Power 0.2 released

I’ve just released power 0.2. It has several small improvements.