AUTODIR(8) System Manager's Manual AUTODIR(8)
autodir - manage home directories
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
Expiration timeout for virtual directories. If a directory is inactive for SECONDS,
it will be unmounted.
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.
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.
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.
This option is to specify the program to use for backups, as well as options for
it. The path to PROG should be absolute.
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.
Backup process priority. This value is from 1-40, with 1 being highest priority and
40 being lowest. The default value is 30.
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