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||System Manager's Manual
autodir - manage home directories
autodir is a command to organize home directories, usually for user
accounts from a centralized 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
- Do not kill the backup process and wait for it to finish.
- 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 documentation for more info.
- 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.
- Display help about autodir options.
- Display version information.
- 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 inactive 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