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AUTOMOUNT(8)              BSD System Manager's Manual             AUTOMOUNT(8)

NAME
     automount -- mount autofs on the appropriate mount points

SYNOPSIS
     automount [-v] [-c] [-u] [-t timeout]

DESCRIPTION
     automount reads the /etc/auto_master file, and any local or network maps it includes, and mounts autofs
     on the appropriate mount points to cause mounts to be triggered.  It will also attempt to unmount any
     top-level autofs mounts that correspond to maps no longer found.

OPTIONS
     -v      Print more detailed information about actions taken by automount.

     -c      Tell automountd(8) to flush any cached information it has.

     -u      Unmount all non-busy automounted mounts.  Top-level triggers are preserved.

     -t timeout
             Set to timeout seconds the time after which an automounted file system will be unmounted if it
             hasn't been referred to within that period of time.  The default is 10 minutes (600 seconds).

FILES
     /etc/autofs.conf
             configuration file for automount and automountd.

     /etc/auto_master
             The master map contains a list of directories to be controlled by autofs and their associated
             direct map or indirect maps.

SEE ALSO
     auto_master(5), automountd(8), autofs.conf(5)

Darwin                           July 17, 2010                          Darwin

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