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By default /home directory is protected in mac osx and you need to remove the auto mount by editing the file /etc/auto_master and replace the following line

/home                   auto_home       -nobrowse,hidefromfinder

with this

#/home                   auto_home       -nobrowse,hidefromfinder

But after that you must restart the system like an old fashion windows :( to apply those changes. Is there any way to avoid restarting of system because it's really cumbersome and frustrating specially when you are in between of something very important.

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After some googling I found the command which will do the particular stuff I wanted. Assuming that the instructions in above question is being followed to remove auto mount for /home directory, issuing the following command does not require rebooting of machine:

sudo automount -vc

Hope that'll be useful for someone else like me. :)

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