fs_newalias - Creates a new alias for a cell
fs newalias [-alias] <alias name>
[-name] <cell name> [-help]
The fs newalias command is used when the AFS Cache Manager is in
Dynamic Root (-dynroot) mode. It creates a symbolic link in /afs from
an alias to the full name of the cell. It also creates a symbolic link
from the alias prepended with "." to the full name of the cell
prepended with ".", the convention for access to the read/write version
of the "root.cell" volume of that cell.
This command is used to supplement aliases created via the CellAlias
configuration file when afsd starts.
Traditionally, these aliases would be created by the local AFS
administrator by creating symbolic links in the "root.afs" volume. Such
symlinks do not appear when Dynamic Root is enabled because, with
Dynamic Root, the Cache Manager does not mount or look at the
"root.afs" volume. This alias capability is a replacement that allows
such short names to be created under client control.
Aliases created with fs newcell are only temporary and will be lost
when the AFS Cache Manager is restarted or the client machine is
rebooted. In order to make the alias permanent, it must be put into the
There is no way to remove an alias once created without restarting the
AFS Cache Manager.
-alias <alias name>
This is the short name to which the user wants to map the real cell
-name <cell name>
This is the real cell name.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
This command has no output.
There are two ways to call fs newalias:
% fs newalias openafs openafs.org
% fs newalias -alias openafs -name openafs.org
Both of the above examples create an alias "openafs" for the cell
"openafs.org". Two links wil be created in /afs:
/afs/openafs -> /afs/openafs.org
/afs/.openafs -> /afs/.openafs.org
The issuer must be logged in as the local superuser root.
afsd(8), CellAlias(5), fs_listaliases(1)
Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <email@example.com>
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