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 nisgrpadm(1)                                                   nisgrpadm(1)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      nisgrpadm - NIS+ group administration command

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      nisgrpadm -a| -r| -t ] [ -s ]  group principal...

      nisgrpadm -c| -d| -l [ -M ] [ -s ] group

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      nisgrpadm is used to administer NIS+ groups.  This command administers
      both groups and the groups' membership lists.  nisgrpadm can create,
      destroy, or list NIS+ groups.  nisgrpadm can be used to administer a
      group's membership list.  It can add or delete principals to the
      group, or test principals for membership in the group.

      The names of NIS+ groups are syntactically similar to names of NIS+
      objects but they occupy a separate namespace.  A group named
      "a.b.c.d." is represented by a NIS+ group object named
      "a.groups_dir.b.c.d.";  the functions described here all expect the
      name of the group, not the name of the corresponding group object.

      There are three types of group members:

      +  An explicit member is just a NIS+ principal-name, for example

      +  An implicit ("domain") member, written "*.west.oz.", means that all
         principals in the given domain belong to this member.  No other
         forms of wildcarding are allowed:  "wickedwitch.*.oz." is invalid,
         as is "wickedwitch.west.*.".  Note that principals in subdomains of
         the given domain are not included.

      +  A recursive ("group") member, written "@cowards.oz.", refers to
         another group;  all principals that belong to that group are
         considered to belong here.

      Any member may be made negative by prefixing it with a minus sign
      ('-').  A group may thus contain explicit, implicit, recursive,
      negative explicit, negative implicit, and negative recursive members.

      A principal is considered to belong to a group if it belongs to at
      least one non-negative group member of the group and belongs to no
      negative group members.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      -a   Add the list of NIS+ principals specified to group.  The
           principal name should be fully qualified.

      -c   Create group in the NIS+ namespace.  The NIS+ group name should
           be fully qualified.

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 nisgrpadm(1)                                                   nisgrpadm(1)

      -d   Destroy (remove) group from the namespace.

      -l   List the membership list of the specified group.  (See -M.)

      -M   Master server only.  Send the lookup to the master server of the
           named data.  This guarantees that the most up to date information
           is seen at the possible expense that the master server may be
           busy.  Note that the -M flag is applicable only with the -l flag.

      -r   Remove the list of principals specified from group.  The
           principal name should be fully qualified.

      -s   Work silently.  Results are returned using the exit status of the
           command.  This status can be translated into a text string using
           the niserror(1) command.

      -t   Display whether the principals specified are members in group.

    Notes    [Toc]    [Back]
      Principal names must be fully qualified, whereas groups can be
      abbreviated on all operations except create.

 EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]
    Administering Groups
      Create a group in the foo.com.  domain:

           nisgrpadm -c my_buds.foo.com.

      Remove the group from the current domain:

           nisgrpadm -d freds_group

    Administering Members    [Toc]    [Back]
      Add two principals, bob and betty to the group my_buds.foo.com:

           nisgrpadm -a my_buds.foo.com. bob.bar.com. betty.foo.com.

      Remove betty from freds_group:

           nisgrpadm -r freds_group betty.foo.com.

    Environment Variables
      NIS_PATH       If this variable is set and the NIS+ group name is not
                     fully qualified, each directory specified will be
                     searched until the group is found (see nisdefaults(1)).

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      HP-UX 11i Version 2 is the last HP-UX release on which NIS+ is

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 nisgrpadm(1)                                                   nisgrpadm(1)

      LDAP is the recommended replacement for NIS+.  HP fully supports the
      industry standard naming services based on LDAP.

 DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]
      NIS_SUCCESS       On success, this command returns an exit status of

      NIS_PERMISSION    When you do not have the needed access right to
                        change the group, the command returns this error.

      NIS_NOTFOUND      This is returned when the group does not exist.

      NIS_TRYAGAIN      This error is returned when the server for the
                        group's domain is currently checkpointing or
                        otherwise in a read-only state.  The command should
                        be retried at a later date.

      NIS_MODERROR      This error is returned when the group was modified
                        by someone else during the execution of the command.
                        Reissue the command and optionally recheck the
                        group's membership list.

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      nisgrpadm was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      nis+(1), nischgrp(1), nisdefaults(1), niserror(1), nis_groups(3N).

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