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AUTO.MASTER(5)									   AUTO.MASTER(5)

       /etc/auto.master - Master Map for automounter

       The auto.master map is consulted when the autofs(8) script is invoked to set up the neces-
       sary mount points for the automounter.  Each line in this file describes a mount point and
       points  to  another  file describing the file systems to be mounted under this mountpoint.
       The access to those maps is governed by a key.

       Access to an automounted file system is customarily done using the path scheme:


       where the mountpoint will be listed in the auto.master  configuration  file.  The  key  is
       matched	in  the  map file pointed to by the master map (See autofs(5)).  The path and the
       file are referring to the file on the file system mounted.

       The file has three fields separated by an arbitrary number of blanks or tabs. Lines begin-
       ning with # are comments. The first field is the mount point. Second field is the map file
       to be consulted for this mount-point.  This field is of the  form  maptype:mapname,  where
       maptype	is  one  of the supported map types (file, program, yp, nisplus, hesiod, userdir,
       ldap), and mapname is the name of the map. The third field is  optional	and  can  contain
       options	to+ be applied to all entries in the map. Options are cumulative, which is a dif-
       ference from the behavior of the SunOS automounter.

       The format of the map file and the options are described in autofs(5).

	 /home	   /etc/auto.home
	 /misc	   /etc/auto.misc
	 /mnt	   yp:mnt.map

       This will generate three mountpoints /home, /misc, and /mnt.  All accesses to  /home  will
       lead  to the consultation of the map in /etc/auto.home, all accesses to /misc will consult
       the map in /etc/auto.misc, and all accesses to /mnt will consult the NIS map mnt.map.

       automount(8), autofs(5), autofs(8).

       This manual page was written by	Christoph  Lameter  <chris@waterf.org>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system.  Edited by <hpa@transmeta.com>.

					   19 Jun 2000				   AUTO.MASTER(5)
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