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Manual Reference Pages  -  AUTOFS (5)

NAME

autofs - automounter filesystem

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Examples
See Also
History
Authors

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following line in the kernel configuration file:


.Cd options AUTOFS

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

autofs_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The autofs driver is the kernel component of the automounter infrastructure. Its job is to pass mount requests to the automountd(8) daemon, and pause the processes trying to access the automounted filesystem until the mount is completed. It is mounted by the automount(8).

OPTIONS

These options are available when mounting autofs file systems:
master_options
  Mount options for all filesystems specified in the map entry.
master_prefix
  Filesystem mountpoint prefix.

EXAMPLES

To unmount all mounted autofs filesystems:

    umount -At autofs

To mount autofs filesystems specified in auto_master(5):

    automount

SEE ALSO

auto_master(5), automount(8), automountd(8), autounmountd(8)

HISTORY

The autofs driver first appeared in
.Fx 10.1 .

AUTHORS

The autofs was developed by
.An Edward Tomasz Napierala Aq Mt trasz@FreeBSD.org under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation.
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