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       CellAlias - Maps cell names to aliases in /afs


       The CellAlias file is used by the Unix cache manager when it is using Dynamic Root
       (-dynroot) mode. It creates symbolic links in the dynamic root (/afs) that link an alias
       for a cell (usually a short name) to the full name for the cell.

       The most common use of this configuration file is to allow short names for frequently used
       cell names. Traditionally, such short names 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. CellAlias is a replacement that allows such short
       names to be created under the client control.

       If you configure a short name mapping such as "ir" for "", the mapping of
       ".ir" to "" for the read/write version of the "root.cell" volume for that
       cell will be created automatically. There is no need to list that alias separately. afsd
       will report an error on startup if the dotted entry is listed separately.

       The contents of the CellAlias file should consist of one line of two whitespace-separated
       columns per alias. The first column is the real name of the cell, and the second column is
       the alias that should be created.


       The following CellAlias file:


       results in the following symbolic links:

          /afs/.prod      ->  /afs/
          /afs/prod       ->  /afs/
          /afs/.testcell  ->  /afs/
          /afs/testcell   ->  /afs/


       fs_newalias(1), fs_listaliases(1), afsd(8)


       Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <>

       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.