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ypmatchprint the values of one or more keys in a NIS database


ypmatch [-ktz] [-b num_retry] [-d domainname] key ... mapname

ypmatch -x


ypmatch prints out the values of one or more keys from the NIS database specified by mapname, which may be a map name or a map nickname.

The options are as follows:

-b num_retry
Do not wait infinite time for the ypserver to come up. Retry only the specified number of times. See yp_setbindtries(3) for explanation. The valid range is limited from 0 to 65535 by this program.
-d domainname
Specify a domain other than the default domain.
Print the map key followed by a colon, before printing key value. This option is useful with maps in which the values are null or the key is not part of the value.
Inhibit translation of map nicknames to their corresponding map names.
Display the map nickname table, found in /var/yp/nicknames. A built-in default translation table is used if /var/yp/nicknames does not exist (see nicknames(5) for details).
Append a NUL character at the end of the key when doing the lookup. This is useful for mail.aliases maps, which include a trailing NUL in the keys.


Theo De Raadt Greywolf
March 2, 2012 NetBSD 7.0