Mac OS X Server provides the sharing command. You can create, delete and augment information for share points using sharing.
To create a share point for AFP you can use the following command:
sharing -a <PATH> -A <NAME>
So let’s say you have a directory at /Shares/Public and you want to create a share point called PUBLIC. You can use the following command:
sharing -a /Shares/Public -A PUBLIC
Now, the -a here will create the share for AFP but what if you want to create a share for other protocols? Well, -F does FTP and -S does SMB. Once created you can disable the share using the following command:
sharing -r PUBLIC
To then get a listing of shares you can use the following command: