mk-amd-map - Man Page

create database maps for Amd


mk-amd-map [ -p ] mapname


mk-amd-map creates the database maps used by the keyed map lookups in amd(8). It reads input from the named file and outputs them to a correspondingly named hashed database.


This option prints the map on standard output instead of generating a database.  This is usually used to merge continuation lines into one physical line.

See Also


“am-utils” info(1) entry.

Linux NFS and Automounter Administration by Erez Zadok, ISBN 0-7821-2739-8, (Sybex, 2001).

Amd - The 4.4 BSD Automounter


Jan-Simon Pendry <>, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK.

Erez Zadok <>, Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University, New York, USA.

Other authors and contributors to am-utils are listed in the AUTHORS file distributed with am-utils.


June 28, 1993