[CentOS] fstab multiple line entries?

Wed Jan 5 19:16:33 UTC 2011
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

I'm trying to add a long list of mount options in my fstab, 
and break the entry over 2 lines, as it goes off screen.

Taking this as an example:

# This works
# original settings
# LABEL=downloads   /downloads     ext3   defaults   1 2

# This doesn't work
# new options
LABEL=downloads   /downloads \
ext3       defaults              1 2

Using the '\' character at the end of the line in the above 
example gives the following error message at boot time:

Mounting local filesystems:
mount: unknown filesystem type '\'
mount point defaults does not exist.

Is it possible to make multiple line entries like this in 
fstab, or not?

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts


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