Bug 18025 - Missing information in /etc/exports man page
Summary: Missing information in /etc/exports man page
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nfs-utils (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
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Reported: 2000-10-01 15:31 UTC by Fox, David
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-31 00:40:02 UTC
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Description Fox, David 2000-10-01 15:31:40 UTC
The man page for /etc/exports page defines the format of that file by
saying `the file format is similar to the SunOS exports file', which is not
helpful if you don't have access to the SunOS documentation.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-06 02:50:03 UTC
The man page for exports(5) is included in the nfs-utils package.  It includes
an example section near the bottom.  I'm not sure what else can be added to make
it better.

Comment 2 Bob Matthews 2001-01-31 17:27:48 UTC
I think it is the "similar to SunOS" comment is misleading, since Linux
/etc/exports syntax is somewhat different from SunOS /etc/exports pages.  (BTW:
SunOS man pages are available on the web.)

Someone from the nfs-utils team is working on updated documentation, but it will
be several release cycles before it makes its way into the nfs-utils package.  I
think your best bet is still to follow the example in the exports(5) man page.

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