Bug 430113 - autofs unable to parse cifs map entry
autofs unable to parse cifs map entry
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: autofs (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ian Kent
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-01-24 11:36 EST by Jeff Moyer
Modified: 2008-06-16 23:00 EDT (History)
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Description Jeff Moyer 2008-01-24 11:36:54 EST
Description of problem:

mount string works with file: but not with program:

[root@home etc]# rpm -q autofs

[root@home etc]# uname -a
Linux home.cs.siue.edu #1 SMP Thu Nov 22 20:39:56 EST 2007
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[root@home etc]# tail -n 1 /var/log/messages
Jan 23 18:44:39 home automount[7567]: parse_mount: parse(sun): failed to expand
map entry

[root@home etc]# cat /etc/auto.homes
#! /bin/bash

echo "-fstype=cifs,dom=campus.siue.edu,credentials=/home/gbartho/credentials.txt

exit 0

[root@home etc]# date
Wed Jan 23 18:51:27 CST 2008
[root@home etc]# 

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Comment 1 Ian Kent 2008-01-24 11:53:37 EST
You need to double escape the $ in this because $ is a special
character (macro indicator) and the echo (or the shell, I'm
not sure which) removes the escape.

Comment 2 Gregory Lee Bartholomew 2008-01-24 12:03:33 EST
I'll try that. Also, it sounds like something that should be included with an
example under "man 5 autofs"->"Executable Maps" to show exactly how many
backslashes to use in the common case where the share name ends with a $.


(In reply to comment #1)
> You need to double escape the $ in this because $ is a special
> character (macro indicator) and the echo (or the shell, I'm
> not sure which) removes the escape.
> Ian

Comment 3 Gregory Lee Bartholomew 2008-01-24 12:19:18 EST
It worked! Double escaping the dollar sign (i.e. "\\$") solved the problem.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:17:07 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 23:00:12 EDT
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