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Old 02-22-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Help with scripting 'autofs'


I've just learnt about 'autofs' and quite a neat little thing it is. I was introduced to it because I hacked a little script (with a lot of help) to use 'smbclient' on a server, then mount all listed shares - needless to say, I ran out of mount points and Fedora now hates me.

I would like to write a little script that will:-
  • perform 'smbclient' on a server
  • create a local directory structure listing all shares
  • create an /etc/auto.<servername> file
  • add the /etc/auto.<servername> entry to /etc/auto.master
The reason for creating the local driectory structure of the shares, is so I can use autocomplete and not have to remember what they are.

The part missing from my list is how to make Linux know that I've possibly created a new auto file, and to use it.

The reason I am doing it this way is so I don't run out of mount points, as only the shares I access will be mounted. Is this thinking correct?

Any help would be much appreciated,



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