GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 557138
Nautilus doesn't detect when a read-only (ro) file system is remounted read-write (rw)
Last modified: 2017-09-15 17:51:05 UTC
One file system I use is typically mounted read-only to make sure I don't accidently delete stuff there. When I *do* want to change the contents of this file system I remount the file system using "remount -o rw,remount" (actually, a small "remount.sh" shell script does this for me).
However, after the disk is remounted rw, Nautilus refuses to let me move files around: "cutting" files is disabled, as is "pasting" files. Refreshing (Ctrl-R) doesn't help either.
Hmm. It seems that *dragging* files with my mouse *does work*. This results in a read-only emblem on the file in its new location though, though the actual file is "rw-r--r--". After refreshing the directory view the read-only emblem is gone again.
Still an issue?
Marking as dup of bug 703179 in spite of this one being older and with a better description, because the other one has more explanations, more CC list members, and a patch.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 703179 ***