share(1M)share(1M)NAMEshare - make local resource available for mounting by remote systems
FSType] specific_options] description] [pathname]
The command exports, or makes a resource available for mounting,
through a remote file system of type FSType.
If the option is omitted, the first file system type listed in is used
For a description of NFS specific options, see share_nfs(1M).
pathname is the pathname of the directory to be shared. When invoked
with no arguments, displays all shared file systems.
recognizes the following options:
Specify the file system type.
The specific_options are used to control access of the shared
resource. (See share_nfs(1M) for NFS specific options.)
They may be any of the following:
is shared read/write to all clients. This is also the
pathname read-mostly if option is not provided. Read-
mostly means read-write to those clients specified and
read-only for all other systems. If a option is pro‐
vided, pathname is shared read/write only to the
listed clients. No other systems can access pathname.
is shared read-only to all clients.
is shared read-only only to the listed clients. No
other systems can access pathname.
The flag may be used to provide a description of the resource
Old terminology (export)
File system sharing used to be called on HP-UX, and was used for
exporting file systems. With the new share NFS model, the command
replaces exportfs(1M) or
To support compatiblity with scripts that still invoke the exportfs
command using the access= option, the share command will not fail when
the access option is used and the syntax matches the usage of
exportfs(1M) from a release of HP-UX that does not support the
share(1M) command. Attempts to use the access option with new share
options, (i.e. sec=), may result in the access option begin rejected by
the share command. It is highly recommended that the access option not
be used with the share command. Instead, use the ro= and rw= option to
achieve the desired access restrictions. This support of the access=
option will be removed in a future release of HP-UX.
If commands are invoked multiple times on the same file system, the
last invocation supersedes the previous; the options set by the last
command replace the old options. For example, if read-only permission
was previously given to on use the following command to also give read-
only permission to on
This behavior is not limited to sharing the root file system, but
applies to all file systems.
The following command wll share the file system read-only.
list of commands to be executed at boot time
list of distributed file system types, NFS by default
system record of shared file systems
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
SEE ALSOmountd(1M), nfsd(1M), share_nfs(1M), shareall(1M), unshare(1M),
dfstab(4), fstypes(4), sharetab(4).