Re: fstab vs autofs

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Tim wrote:

>> Incidentally, the sample /etc/auto.master in Fedora-14
>> ends with the line
>> +auto.master
>> but I've been unable to find any explanation of this.
> See man auto.master
>        Additionally,  a  map may be included from its source as if it were
>        it- self present in the master map by including a line of the form:
>        + [map- type,format:]map[options] and automount(8) will process the
>        map accord- ing to the specification described below for map
>        entries.

I read this to say that the line "+whatever" 
just appends the file "whatever" to the auto.master file.
So I would expect "+auto.master" to start an infinite loop,
reading the file over and over again.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/
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