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       /etc/init.d/autofs - Control Script for automounter


       /etc/init.d/autofs start|stop|restart|reload|status


       autofs  control  the  operation  of  the automount(8) daemons running on the Linux system.
       Usually autofs is invoked at system boot time with the start  parameter  and  at  shutdown
       time with the stop parameter. The autofs script can also manually be invoked by the system
       administrator to shut down, restart or reload the automounters.


       autofs will consult a configuration file /etc/auto.master (see auto.master(5)) by  default
       to find mount points on the system. For each of those mount points automount(8) will mount
       and start a thread, with the appropriate parameters, to manage the mount point.

       /etc/init.d/autofs reload will check the current auto.master map against running  daemons.
       It  will  kill  those daemons whose entries have changed and then start daemons for new or
       changed entries.

       If a map is modified then the change will become effective immediately. If the auto.master
       map is modified then the autofs script must be rerun to activate the changes.

       /etc/init.d/autofs status will display the status of, automount(8), running or not.


       automount(8), autofs(5), auto.master(5).  autofs_ldap_auth.conf(5)


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Christoph Lameter <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system.  Edited by H. Peter Anvin <>.

                                            9 Sep 1997                                  AUTOFS(8)