SYSTEMD.AUTOMOUNT(5)            systemd.automount           SYSTEMD.AUTOMOUNT(5)

       systemd.automount - Automount unit configuration


       A unit configuration file whose name ends in ".automount" encodes
       information about a file system automount point controlled and supervised
       by systemd.

       This man page lists the configuration options specific to this unit type.
       See systemd.unit(5) for the common options of all unit configuration
       files. The common configuration items are configured in the generic
       [Unit] and [Install] sections. The automount specific configuration
       options are configured in the [Automount] section.

       Automount units must be named after the automount directories they
       control. Example: the automount point /home/lennart must be configured in
       a unit file home-lennart.automount. For details about the escaping logic
       used to convert a file system path to a unit name see systemd.unit(5).
       Note that automount units cannot be templated, nor is it possible to add
       multiple names to an automount unit by creating additional symlinks to
       its unit file.

       For each automount unit file a matching mount unit file (see
       systemd.mount(5) for details) must exist which is activated when the
       automount path is accessed. Example: if an automount unit
       home-lennart.automount is active and the user accesses /home/lennart the
       mount unit home-lennart.mount will be activated.

       Automount units may be used to implement on-demand mounting as well as
       parallelized mounting of file systems.

       Note that automount units are separate from the mount itself, so you
       should not set After= or Requires= for mount dependencies here. For
       example, you should not set or similar on
       network filesystems. Doing so may result in an ordering cycle.

       Note that automount support on Linux is privileged, automount units are
       hence only available in the system service manager (and root's user
       service manager), but not in unprivileged user's service manager.

   Implicit Dependencies
       The following dependencies are implicitly added:

       •   If an automount unit is beneath another mount unit in the file system
           hierarchy, both a requirement and an ordering dependency between both
           units are created automatically.

       •   An implicit Before= dependency is created between an automount unit
           and the mount unit it activates.

   Default Dependencies
       The following dependencies are added unless DefaultDependencies=no is

       •   Automount units acquire automatic Before= and Conflicts= on
  in order to be stopped during shutdown.

       •   Automount units automatically gain an After= dependency on
 , and a Before= dependency on

       Automount units may either be configured via unit files, or via
       /etc/fstab (see fstab(5) for details).

       For details how systemd parses /etc/fstab see systemd.mount(5).

       If an automount point is configured in both /etc/fstab and a unit file,
       the configuration in the latter takes precedence.

       Automount files must include an [Automount] section, which carries
       information about the file system automount points it supervises. The
       options specific to the [Automount] section of automount units are the

           Takes an absolute path of a directory of the automount point. If the
           automount point does not exist at time that the automount point is
           installed, it is created. This string must be reflected in the unit
           filename. (See above.) This option is mandatory.

           Directories of automount points (and any parent directories) are
           automatically created if needed. This option specifies the file
           system access mode used when creating these directories. Takes an
           access mode in octal notation. Defaults to 0755.

           Configures an idle timeout. Once the mount has been idle for the
           specified time, systemd will attempt to unmount. Takes a unit-less
           value in seconds, or a time span value such as "5min 20s". Pass 0 to
           disable the timeout logic. The timeout is disabled by default.

       systemd(1), systemctl(1), systemd.unit(5), systemd.mount(5), mount(8),
       automount(8), systemd.directives(7)

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