FSINFO(8) BSD System Manager's Manual FSINFO(8)NAMEfsinfo — co-ordinate site-wide file system information
SYNOPSISfsinfo [-qv] [-a autodir] [-b bootparams_prefix] [-d dumpsets_prefix]
[-e exports_prefix] [-f fstabs_prefix] [-h hostname]
[-m automounts_prefix] [-I dir] [-D name[=string]] [-U name]
The fsinfo utility takes a set of system configuration information, and
generates a coordinated set of amd(8), mount(8) and mountd(8) configura‐
The following options are available:
-a autodir Specifies the directory name in which to place the auto‐
mounter's mount points. This defaults to /a.
Specifies the prefix for the bootparams file. If it is not
given, then the file will not be generated. The file will be
constructed for the destination machine and will be placed
into a file named bootparams and prefixed by the
bootparams_prefix string. The file generated contains a list
of entries describing each diskless client that can boot from
the destination machine.
Specifies the prefix for the dumpsets file. If it is not
specified, then the file will not be generated. The file
will be for the destination machine and will be placed into a
file named dumpsets prefixed by the dumpsets_prefix string.
This file is for use by Imperial College's local backup sys‐
Defines the prefix for the exports files. If it is not
given, then the file will not be generated. For each machine
defined in the configuration files as having disks, and
exports file is constructed and given a file name determined
by the name of the machine, prefixed with the exports_prefix
string. If a machine is defined as diskless, then no file
will be created for it. The files contain entries for direc‐
tories on the machine that may be exported to clients.
This defines the prefix for the fstab files. The files will
only be created if this prefix is defined. For each machine
defined in the configuration files, a fstab file is created
with the file name determined by prefixing this fstabs_prefix
string with the name of the machine. These files contain
entries for file systems and partitions to mount at boot
Defines the hostname of the destination machine to process
for. If this is not specified, it defaults to the local
machine name, as returned by gethostname(3).
Defines the prefix for the automounter files. The maps will
only be produced if this option is specified. The mount maps
suitable for the network defined by the configuration files
will be placed into files with names calculated by prefixing
the automounts_prefix string to the name of each map.
-q Selects quite mode. Only error messages that are generated
will be displayed.
-v Selects verbose mode. When this is activated, more messages
will be displayed, and all information discovered when per‐
forming the semantic analysis phase will be displayed. Each
verbose message is output to the standard output on a line
starting with a `#' character.
Defines a symbol name for the preprocessor when reading the
configuration files. Equivalent to the #define directive.
-I dir This option is passed into the preprocessor for the configu‐
ration files. It specifies directories in which to find
-U name Removes and initial definition of the symbol name. Inverse
of the -D option.
config One or more configuration files to be passed as input to
The fsinfo command is fully described in the document Amd - The 4.4BSD
SEE ALSOamd(8), mount(8), mountd(8)
“am-utils” info(1) entry.
Erez Zadok, Linux NFS and Automounter Administration, Sybex, 2001, ISBN
Amd - The 4.4 BSD Automounter.
The fsinfo command first appeared in 4.4BSD.
Jan-Simon Pendry ⟨email@example.com⟩, Department of Computing, Imperial
College, London, UK.
Erez Zadok ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩, Computer Science Department, Stony Brook
University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
Other authors and contributors to am-utils are listed in the AUTHORS file
distributed with am-utils.
BSD January 2, 2006 BSD