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A tool for automatically mounting and unmounting filesystems.

autofs is a daemon which automatically mounts filesystems when you use them, and unmounts them later when you are not using them. This can include network filesystems, CD-ROMs, floppies, and so forth.
Package version:5.0.1



Differences between version 4 and version 5.

- Master map is now read and parsed by the `automount' daemon
  - the parameters for the `automount' daemon are now very different.
    See automount(8).

- The master map default is "auto.master" and nsswitch is used to
  locate it. The line "+auto.master" has been added to the default
  installed "/etc/auto.master" to ensu


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ident $Id: README,v 1.5 2003/12/04 15:34:52 raven Exp $

autofs is a kernel-based automounter for Linux.  It performs a job
similar to amd(8) but relies on a small stub of kernel code instead of
pretending to be an NFS server.  The result is simpler code, better
reliability, and much faster operation in the common case (everything
already mounted.)

An AMD/AutoFS HOWTO is available a


Fri Jan 21 17:31:43 GMT 2000
Toby Jaffey <>
Added modules/mount_changer.c

I have an NEC CD-ROM DRIVE:251, 4X CD-ROM changer w/4 slots, 128kB
Cache.  The drive can only mount one CD at a time. To change the CD in
use you must unmount, swap slots (lots of ioctl() calls) and
remount. Using autofs, this module allows the illusion that all CDs
are mounted at any given time. Only when data


indent $Id: README.gentoo,v 1.2 2005/04/06 15:24:37 raven Exp $

Howto do an ebuild from the distri


ident $Id: README.ncpfs,v 1.2 2004/11/20 14:52:59 raven Exp $

Hi all,

Below is the contents of a 


Supported forms for mount paths are:

Normal single-host (these are unchanged)
<path> host:/path/pat


The functionality of converting map options to smbmnt arguments is now
handled by /bin/mount.smbfs, 


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

       auto.master - Ma

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