Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430113
autofs unable to parse cifs map entry
Last modified: 2008-06-16 23:00:14 EDT
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 184.108.40.206-34.fc7 #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: parse_mount: parse(sun): failed to expand
[root@home etc]# cat /etc/auto.homes
[root@home etc]# date
Wed Jan 23 18:51:27 CST 2008
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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.
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.
It worked! Double escaping the dollar sign (i.e. "\\$") solved the problem.
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