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automatically mount remote filesystems on a as-needed basis. quite handy from time to time.

nfs auto mount

installing autofs:

apt-get install autofs

configure a nfs share:

I did this for my synology nas, I created a new folder on my other linux system at /nfs, let's edit /etc/auto.master to make this work. Add the following to the end of /etc/auto.master

/nfs /etc/auto.nfs

then create or edit /etc/auto.nfs:

synologyName synologyHostname.local:/volume1/synologyShare

restart / reload autofs:

systemctl restart autofs

well, now you should be good to go if you do something like:

ls /nfs/synologyName

autofs should automatically mount the share