autodir - manage home directories
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 expected.
- Do not kill the backup process and wait for it to
- Do not kill the backup process, but do NOT wait for it to
- -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
- 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
- -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 by Timmy