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In nautilus, a disk can be mounted by mouse click, the results are

  • format(NTFS) is recognized correctly
  • read/write are permitted by non-root user

You can also umount a disk without root permission in nautilus.

How to simulate these mount/umount operations in nautilus with shell commands?

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I belive Nautilus uses udisks for things like removable media:

udisks --mount /dev/sdc1

Use man udisks for several other commands.

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Nautilus uses gvfs to mount those locations. From the command line:

gvfs-mount smb://server/share mountpoint
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You can use pmount, an application that allows normal users to mount removable devices:

pmount /dev/sda2 mydevice
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