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Re: Unmounting a USB stick – a reminder.

I too use a script to backup to USB. It's not fancy, though: the first line is the rsync command with parameters and the second line is just sync.

If you unmount from a terminal, then the device is indeed unmounted. You say it's "still active in the file manager". Well, I can't vouch for what Ununtu and Gnome get up to, but with PCLinuxOS and Xfce it's still listed in the file manger — because the device is still physically available until you pull it out — but it's not active...
I too use a script to backup to USB. It's not fancy, though: the first line is the rsync command with parameters and the second line is just sync.

If you unmount from a terminal, then the device is indeed unmounted. You say it's "still active in the file manager". Well, I can't vouch for what Ununtu and Gnome get up to, but with PCLinuxOS and Xfce it's still listed in the file manger — because the device is still physically available until you pull it out — but it's not active...

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