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autofs - Unix, Linux Command
/etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs - Control Script for automounter
autofs control the operation of the
daemons running on the Linux system. Usually
autofs is invoked at system boot time with the
start parameter and at shutdown time with the
stop parameter. The
autofs script can also manually be invoked by the system administrator to shut
down, restart or reload the automounters.
autofs will consult a configuration file
by default to find mount points on the system. For each of those mount points
will mount and start a thread, with the appropriate parameters, to
manage the mount point.
/etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs reload will check the current auto.master map against running daemons. It will kill
those daemons whose entries have changed and then start daemons for new or
If a map is modified then the change will become effective immediately. If
auto.master map is modified then the
autofs script must be rerun to activate the changes.
/etc/rc.d/init.d/autofs status will display the status of,
,running or not.
This manual page was written by Christoph Lameter <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debi GNU/Linux system. Edited by H. Peter Anvin