The vfstab filesystem table
Because the generic commands work
on multiple filesystem types--for example,
can mount a
filesystem among other types--they
require filesystem type-specific information
which can be provided explicitly on the command line
or implicitly through the filesystem table
What does the vfstab filesystem table do?
The filesystem table is an ASCII file with two functions:
to describe the filesystems
that will be mounted automatically
to provide missing default values for the
command for filesystems it (vfstab) lists
For each filesystem type,
contains a record consisting of the following fields
(separated by spaces):
special fsckdev mountp fstype fsckpass automnt mntopts
The meaning of each field is as follows:
The block special device for local devices or the resource name
for remote filesystems (for example, nfs).
(For more information on the
filesystem type see
``Overview of NFS''.
The character special device that corresponds to special.
The block special device is used
if the character special device is not available.
Use a ``-'' where there is no applicable device.
(For example, a memfs filesystem would have a ``-'' for this field.)
The default mount directory (mount point).
The type of the filesystem on the special device.
The pass number to be used by ff, fsck, and ncheck
to decide whether to check the filesystem automatically.
Use ``-'' to inhibit
automatic checking of the filesystem.
yes or no for whether
the filesystem should be automatically
mounted by mountall when the system is booted.
If this field is yes and the filesystem is not clean, the file
system will be checked with the -y option.
A list of comma-separated options that will be used in
mounting the filesystem.
Use ``-'' to show no options.
for a list of the available options.
Lines beginning with the # character are comments.
Do not store information in the
file other than the fields described above;
fields may be added to this file in
future releases and are reserved for future use.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004