NAME [Toc] [Back]
ypmatch - print values of selected keys in Network Information Service
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
ypmatch [-k] [-t] [-d domain] key [key...] mname
Remarks [Toc] [Back]
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Yellow
Pages (yp). Although the name has changed, the functionality of the
service remains the same.
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
ypmatch prints the values associated with one or more keys in a
Network Information Service (NIS) map specified by mname. The mname
can be either a mapname or a map nickname. A map nickname is a
synonym by which a NIS map can be referenced.
If multiple keys are specified, the same map is searched for an
occurrence of each key. A match is made only when the case and length
of a key is the same as that stored in the database. No pattern
matching is available. If a key is not matched, a diagnostic message
Options [Toc] [Back]
ypmatch recognizes the following command-line options:
-k Before printing the value associated with a key, print
the key followed by a colon (:). This option is useful
if the keys are not part of the values (as in a ypservers
map), or so many keys were specified that the output
could be confusing.
-t Inhibit the translation of a map's nickname to its
corresponding mapname. For example, ypmatch -t zippy
passwd fails because there is no map named passwd, while
ypmatch zippy passwd is translated to ypmatch zippy
-d Specify a domain other than the one returned by
domainname (see domainname(1)).
-x Display the table that lists the nickname for each NIS
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
ypmatch was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypserv(1M), ypfiles(4).
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003 [ Back ]