fs_newalias - Creates a new alias for a cell
] <alias name
] <cell name
The fs newalias
command is used when the AFS Cache Manager is in Dynamic
Root ( -dynroot
) mode. It creates a symbolic link in /afs
an alias to the full name of the cell. It also creates a symbolic link from
the alias prepended with "." to the full name of the cell prepended
with ".", the convention for access to the read/write version of the
"root.cell" volume of that cell.
This command is used to supplement aliases created via the CellAlias
configuration file when afsd
Traditionally, these aliases would be created by the local AFS administrator by
creating symbolic links in the "root.afs" volume. Such symlinks do
not appear when Dynamic Root is enabled because, with Dynamic Root, the Cache
Manager does not mount or look at the "root.afs" volume. This alias
capability is a replacement that allows such short names to be created under
Aliases created with fs newalias
are only temporary and will be lost when
the AFS Cache Manager is restarted or the client machine is rebooted. In order
to make the alias permanent, it must be put into the CellAlias
There is no way to remove an alias once created without restarting the AFS Cache
- -alias <alias name>
- This is the short name to which the user wants to map the
real cell name.
- -name <cell name>
- This is the real cell name.
- Prints the online help for this command. All other valid
options are ignored.
This command has no output.
There are two ways to call fs newalias
% fs newalias openafs openafs.org
% fs newalias -alias openafs -name openafs.org
Both of the above examples create an alias "openafs" for the cell
"openafs.org". Two links will be created in /afs
/afs/openafs -> /afs/openafs.org
/afs/.openafs -> /afs/.openafs.org
The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.
Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE
file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.