control the operation of the
daemons running on the Linux system. Usually
is invoked at system boot time with the
parameter and at shutdown time with the
script can also manually be invoked by the system administrator to shut
down, restart or reload the automounters.
will consult a configuration file
by default to find mount points on the system. For each of those mount points
will mount and start a thread, with the appropriate parameters, to
manage the mount point.
will check the current auto.master map against running daemons. It will kill
those daemons whose entries have changed and then start daemons for new or
If a map is modified then the change will become effective immediately. If
map is modified then the
script must be rerun to activate the changes.
will display the status of,
,running or not.