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Old 12-04-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
fawqati
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Angry Automount Hides Directories ! WHY ??


Hi All,

Really Really Really need a solution to this hidden directory problem !

When i go into directory /prj, and do a ls, i see the following :

>cd /prj
>ls -al

total 40
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 0 Dec 4 10:15 ./
drwxr-xr-x 39 root root 4096 Nov 21 08:21 ../
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Dec 4 09:41 A/
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Dec 4 10:39 B/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 Oct 20 15:36 D/
drwxrwxr-x 509 root root 20480 Dec 2 13:37 F/
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Sep 25 09:49 R/
drwxr-xr-x 177 root root 16384 Nov 29 22:15 S/
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Oct 14 07:26 Z/


However I know for fact there exists several other directories that are hidden. For example i know project directory "N" is mounted here but doesnt show up in the ls until i decend into it and then out again !!!

>cd N
>cd ../
>ls -al

total 44
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 0 Dec 4 10:44 ./
drwxr-xr-x 39 root root 4096 Nov 21 08:21 ../
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Dec 4 09:41 A/
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 0 Dec 4 10:41 B/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 0 Oct 20 15:36 D/
drwxrwxr-x 509 root root 20480 Dec 2 13:37 F/
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 9 12:49 N/
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Sep 25 09:49 R/
drwxr-xr-x 177 root root 16384 Nov 29 22:15 S/
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Oct 14 07:26 Z/

Please forgive my novice understanding of NIS, NFS, automount, etc that might be going on in the background, but i just simply want to see all directories under prj.

1. Is it possible ?
2. is there a workaround or maybe some scripting i could do that would find it out ?

Please any help at this time would be sooo useful !

Thanks
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:34 AM   #2
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Hi again !

Since i can decend into a directory (if i knew the directory exists!), by simply a 'cd' into it, doesnt this mean that the system knows where to find the physical data ? Ie a map/table exists ?

If so, how does it know this information and could i possibly use this to gain a list of all availble subdirectories ?

I am trying to look into yp and nis but something is still missing and unfortunately i dont have an overview of how the system works to understand the details.

Any questions or instructions to perform that might take me a step forward ???
 
Old 12-04-2008, 12:36 PM   #3
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Does anyone know whether my problem is even related to a certain topic ???

I am currently investigating the difference between direct and indirect maps/mounts ! Could this be the cause ??

I am really struggling so any help at this point would be highly appreciated.

Thanks

FMA
 
  


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