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autofs question


I'm using the kernel-based auto mounter, autofs.  I have all my mount
points in the default /var/autofs/misc, and I have symbolic links to
them in /mnt.  However, whenever I do a listing of /mnt (either from an
xterm, or from within an application such as StarOffice), all of the
devices controlled by autofs are mounted.  Is there a way to prevent
this?  If I want to access my CD-RW from within StarOffice, I would like
to be able to go into the directory called /mnt and then go into the
directory called /mnt/cdrw.  But I would like to be able to do this
without inadvertantly automatically mounting all the devices controlled
by autofs.  Any suggestions?


Brian J. Stults
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Sociology
University at Albany - SUNY
Phone: (518) 442-4652  Fax: (518) 442-4936
Web: http://www.albany.edu/~bs7452

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