How To: Mount a cifs share permanently with correct rw permissions

Put simply: How to mount a cifs share in linux permanently with the correct permissions to allow read-write access.

In /etc/fstab

//192.168.1.1/share /mnt/sharedir cifs uid=$&;1000,guid=$&;1000,rw,credentials=/home/$&;user/.$&;passwordfile,$&;user 0 0}

Replace $ value with your own uid, guid and credentials file location and user.

The credentials file should be set out like:

user=username
password=password

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