> I have my dvd mount options in fstab to include the "noexec" option:
> /dev/dvd /dvdrom iso9660 ro,noauto,user,noexec 0 0
> Yet for some reason all files are executable on any mounted disc - why
> is this so?
Because the 'noexec' doesn't have anything to do with whether the files
are executable. It simply means that if any of them are executable,
you're not allowed to execute them.
If you do want to execute them, you can always copy them to your hard
disk and run them from there. Or you can change the 'noexec' to 'exec'.
In fact, the 'noexec' in the above example is superfluous, since 'user'
implies 'noexec'. Do 'man mount' in a console to learn more.
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