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Manage home directories.

AUTODIR(8) System Manager's Manual AUTODIR(8)


autodir - manage home directories


autodir [OPTIONS]


autodir is a command to organize home directories, usually for user accounts from a cen‐ tralized 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 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 documenta‐ tion 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 inac‐ tive 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
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