getent - get entries from administrative database
getent database [key ...]
The getent program gathers entries from the specified administrative
database using the specified search keys. Where database is one of
passwd, group, hosts, services, protocols, or networks.
getent was written by Thorsten Kukuk for the GNU C Library.
This man page was written by Joel Klecker <email@example.com> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system.
3rd Berkeley Distribution woody GETENT(1)
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