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FS_NEWALIAS(1)		     AFS Command Reference		FS_NEWALIAS(1)

NAME
       fs_newalias - Creates a new alias for a cell

SYNOPSIS
       fs newalias [-alias] <alias name>
	   [-name] <cell name> [-help]

DESCRIPTION
       The fs newalias command is used when the	AFS Cache Manager is in
       Dynamic Root (-dynroot) mode. It	creates	a symbolic link	in /afs	from
       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 starts.

       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 client control.

CAUTIONS
       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 file.

       There is	no way to remove an alias once created without restarting the
       AFS Cache Manager.

OPTIONS
       -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.

       -help
	   Prints the online help for this command. All	other valid options
	   are ignored.

OUTPUT
       This command has	no output.

EXAMPLES
       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

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED
       The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.

SEE ALSO
       afsd(8),	CellAlias(5), fs_listaliases(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <jason@rampaginggeek.com>

       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.

OpenAFS				  2016-12-14			FS_NEWALIAS(1)

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