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       The auto.master map is consulted when the autofs(8) script
       is invoked to set up the necessary mount  points  for  the
       automounter.   Each  line  in  this file describes a mount
       point and points to another file describing the file  sys­
       tems  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


       The file has three fields separated by an arbitrary number
       of blanks or tabs. Lines beginning with  #  are  comments.
       The  first  field  is the mount point. Second field is the
       map file to be consulted for this mount-point.  The  third
       field is optional and can contain options to be applied to
       all entries in the map. Options are cumulative, which is a
       difference to 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

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


       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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