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NAME

       fs_newalias - Creates a new alias for a cell

SYNOPSIS

       fs newalias [-alias] <alias name>
           [-name] <cell name> [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       The fs newalias command is used when the AFS Cache Manager is in Dynamic Root (-dynroot)
       mode. It creates a symbolic link in /afs from an alias to the full name of the cell. It
       also creates a symbolic link from the alias prepended with "." to the full name of the
       cell prepended with ".", the convention for access to the read/write version of the
       "root.cell" volume of that cell.

       This command is used to supplement aliases created via the CellAlias configuration file
       when afsd starts.

       Traditionally, these aliases would be created by the local AFS administrator by creating
       symbolic links in the "root.afs" volume. Such symlinks do not appear when Dynamic Root is
       enabled because, with Dynamic Root, the Cache Manager does not mount or look at the
       "root.afs" volume. This alias capability is a replacement that allows such short names to
       be created under client control.

CAUTIONS

       Aliases created with fs newalias are only temporary and will be lost when the AFS Cache
       Manager is restarted or the client machine is rebooted. In order to make the alias
       permanent, it must be put into the CellAlias file.

       There is no way to remove an alias once created without restarting the AFS Cache Manager.

OPTIONS

       -alias <alias name>
           This is the short name to which the user wants to map the real cell name.

       -name <cell name>
           This is the real cell name.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

       This command has no output.

EXAMPLES

       There are two ways to call fs newalias:

          % fs newalias openafs openafs.org
          % fs newalias -alias openafs -name openafs.org

       Both of the above examples create an alias "openafs" for the cell "openafs.org". Two links
       will be created in /afs:

          /afs/openafs   ->  /afs/openafs.org
          /afs/.openafs  ->  /afs/.openafs.org

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.

SEE ALSO

       afsd(8), CellAlias(5), fs_listaliases(1)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com>

       This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This
       man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.