/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).
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian
GNU/Linux system. Edited by <email@example.com>.
19 Jun 2000 AUTO.MASTER(5)