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export - export name space on a connection


export [ -a ] dir [ file ]


Export calls Sys->export (see sys-dial(2)) to serve a name space rooted at dir over a connection to a Styx client. Export opens the connection on the given file, or uses the standard input by default. It returns when the client closes the connection. If the -a option is given, however, export starts an Inferno kernel process to serve the name space and returns immediately. Export serves the current name space without forking it; changes made to it will be visible to clients.

Export starts serving Styx immediately; it assumes that the connection has been authenticated if required. Export is typically called via listen(1), which can authenticate the connection.


Start a background process to serve the name space on the serial port.

export / /dev/eia0 &

Although useful when bootstrapping a system, this is unsafe unless a transport protocol is run on the connection.




cpu(1), listen(1), sys-dial(2), intro(5)

EXPORT(4 ) Rev:  Tue Oct 28 08:41:37 GMT 2008