Updated: 2021/Apr/14


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

NAME
     mount_autofs - mount automounter filesystem

SYNOPSIS
     mount_autofs [-f from] [-O master_options] [-o options]
                  [-p master_prefix] autofs mount_point

DESCRIPTION
     The mount_autofs command should not usually be called by admins.  Use
     automount(8) instead.  autofs(5) is mountable using automount(8), which
     incorporates an auto_master(5) parser, without having to specify
     autofs(5) mount options via command line.

     The mount_autofs command attaches the automounter filesystem on the
     autofs device on to the file system tree at point mount_point.  Both
     autofs and mount_point are converted to absolute paths before use.

     This command is normally executed by automount(8).  The options are as
     follows:

     -f      Set the from location for autofs(5).  This argument is usually
             read from /etc/auto_master by automount(8).

     -o      Set the mount options.  See the mount(8) man page for possible
             options and their meanings.

     -O      Set the autofs(5) options.  See the [-options] in AUTO_MASTER
             SYNTAX of auto_master(5).

     -p      Set the autofs(5) prefix, below which the file system(s) will be
             mounted.

SEE ALSO
     auto_master(5), autofs(5), fstab(5), automount(8), mount(8)

HISTORY
     The mount_autofs utility first appeared in NetBSD 9.0.  The mount_autofs
     utility first appeared in DragonFly 5.1.

     This manpage first appeared in DragonFly and has been ported to NetBSD.

NetBSD 9.99                    November 21, 2019                   NetBSD 9.99