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       autodir - manage home directories


       autodir [OPTIONS]


       autodir  is  a  command  to  organize  home  directories, usually for user accounts from a
       centralized database like LDAP, SQL, NIS, etc... It also has transparent backup features.


       -d DIR Specifies the virtual base directory; the mount point for the autofs filesystem. If
              DIR  does  not  exist,  it  will  be created. An absolute path is expected for this

       -t SECONDS
              Expiration timeout for virtual directories. If a directory is inactive for SECONDS,
              it will be unmounted.

       -m MODULE
              Module to be used with autodir. The full path to MODULE is expected.

       -n     Do not kill the backup process and wait for it to finish.

       -N     Do not kill the backup process, but do NOT wait for it to finish.

       -o SUBOPTS
              All options SUBOPTS are passed to the module. This option passing syntax is similar
              to  that  of  the  mount  command  with  its  -o  option.  See  specific   module's
              documentation for more info.

       -f     q  Run in the foreground and log all messages to the console. For debugging purpose
              and to see how autodir works.

       -l FILE
              Full path to a file in which autodir will write its process id.

       -h     Display help about autodir options.

       -v     Display version information.

       -V     Use verbose logging.

       -b PROG
              This option is to specify the program to use for backups, as well  as  options  for
              it. The path to PROG should be absolute.

       -w SECONDS
              Whenever  a  virtual  directory  is  not  used  for a period of time, it is assumed
              inactive and is unmounted. Then, a backup is immediately started. With this option,
              you can specify to wait SECONDS before the backup starts. If this option is absent,
              the backup will start immediately.

       -p NUMBER
              Backup process priority. This value is from 1-40, with 1 being highest priority and
              40 being lowest. The default value is 30.

       -c NUMBER
              This  restricts  the  number  of  backup processes to NUMBER at any given time. The
              default value is 150.  # manpage written on Nov. 24, 2010 by Timmy