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AUTOFS(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		     AUTOFS(5)

NAME
     autofs -- automounter filesystem

SYNOPSIS
     To	compile	this driver into the kernel, place the following line in the
     kernel configuration file:

	   options AUTOFS

     Alternatively, to load the	driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):

	   autofs_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The autofs	driver is the kernel component of the automounter infrastruc-
     ture.  Its	job is to pass mount requests to the automountd(8) daemon, and
     pause the processes trying	to access the automounted filesystem until the
     mount is completed.  It is	mounted	by the automount(8).

OPTIONS
     These options are available when mounting autofs file systems:

     master_options
	     Mount options for all filesystems specified in the	map entry.

     master_prefix
	     Filesystem	mountpoint prefix.

EXAMPLES
     To	unmount	all mounted autofs filesystems:

	   umount -At autofs

     To	mount autofs filesystems specified in auto_master(5):

	   automount

SEE ALSO
     auto_master(5), automount(8), automountd(8), autounmountd(8)

HISTORY
     The autofs	driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.1.

AUTHORS
     The autofs	was developed by Edward	Tomasz Napierala <trasz@FreeBSD.org>
     under sponsorship from the	FreeBSD	Foundation.

FreeBSD	10.3		       September 3, 2014		  FreeBSD 10.3

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