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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2004-01-15 01:51:45 (GMT)
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2004-01-15 01:51:45 (GMT)
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Update documentation
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diff --git a/man/auto.master.5 b/man/auto.master.5
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--- a/man/auto.master.5
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@@ -31,9 +31,14 @@ The path and the file are referring to the file on the file system mounted.
The file has three fields separated by an arbitrary number of blanks or
tabs. Lines beginning with # are comments. The first field is the mount
point. Second field is the map file to be consulted for this mount-point.
-The third field is optional and can contain options to be applied to all
-entries in the map. Options are cumulative, which is a difference to the
-behavior of the SunOS automounter.
+This field is of the form
+.IR maptype:mapname ,
+where
+.I maptype
+is one of the supported map types (file, program, yp, nisplus, hesiod, userdir, ldap), and
+.I mapname
+is the name of the map. The third field is optional and can contain options to+ be applied to all entries in the map. Options are cumulative, which is a
+difference from the behavior of the SunOS automounter.
The format of the map file and the options are described in
.BR autofs (5).
@@ -44,21 +49,27 @@ The format of the map file and the options are described in
.nf
/home /etc/auto.home
/misc /etc/auto.misc
+/nis yp:nis.map
.fi
.RE
.sp
-This will generate two mountpoints
-.I /home
+This will generate three mountpoints
+.IR /home ,
+.IR /misc ,
and
-.IR /misc .
+.IR /nis .
All accesses to
.I /home
will lead to the consultation of the map in
.IR /etc/auto.home ,
-and all accesses to
+all accesses to
.I /misc
will consult the map in
-.IR /etc/auto.misc .
+.IR /etc/auto.misc ,
+and all accesses to
+.I /nis
+will consult the NIS map
+.IR nis.map .
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.BR automount (8),
.BR autofs (5),