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AUTOFS(5)                 NetBSD File Formats Manual                 AUTOFS(5)

autofs -- automounter filesystem
options AUTOFS
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).
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.
To unmount all mounted autofs filesystems: umount -At autofs To mount autofs filesystems specified in auto_master(5): automount
auto_master(5), automount(8), automountd(8), autounmountd(8), mount_autofs(8)
The autofs driver first appeared in FreeBSD 10.1. The autofs driver first appeared in DragonFly 4.5. The autofs driver first appeared in NetBSD 9.0.
The autofs was developed by Edward Tomasz Napierala <> under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation. The autofs was ported to DragonFly and NetBSD by Tomohiro Kusumi <>. NetBSD 9.0 November 25, 2017 NetBSD 9.0
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