YPMATCH(1) User Commands YPMATCH(1)


NAME


ypmatch - print the value of one or more keys from a NIS map

SYNOPSIS


ypmatch [-k] [-t] [-d domain] key [key]... mname


ypmatch -x


DESCRIPTION


ypmatch prints the values associated with one or more keys from the NIS's
name services map specified by mname, which may be either a map name or a
map nickname.


Multiple keys can be specified; all keys will be searched for in the same
map. The keys must be the same case and length. No pattern matching is
available. If a key is not matched, a diagnostic message is produced.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-k
Before printing the value of a key, print the key itself,
followed by a colon (:).


-t
Inhibit map nickname translation.


-d domain
Specify a domain other than the default domain.


-x
Display the map nickname table. This lists the nicknames the
command knows of, and indicates the map name associated with
each nickname.


OPERANDS


The following operand is supported:

mname
The NIS's name services map


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful operation.


1
An error occurred.


SEE ALSO


ypcat(1), ypfiles(5), attributes(7)

NOTES


ypmatch will fail with an RPC error message on yp operation if enough
file descriptors are not available. The number of file descriptors should
be increased if this occurs.


August 22, 1997 YPMATCH(1)