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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 option.

       -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

       -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

       -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