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GETENT(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual				GETENT(1)

NAME
     getent -- get entries from administrative databases

SYNOPSIS
     getent database [key ...]
     getcap database [key ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The getent program retrieves and displays entries from the administrative database specified
     by database, using the lookup order specified in nsswitch.conf(5).  The display format for a
     given database is as per the ``traditional'' file format for that database.

     database may be one of:
	   Database	Display format
	   disktab	entry
	   ethers	address name
	   gettytab	entry
	   group	group:passwd:gid:[member[,member]...]
	   hosts	address name [alias ...]
	   netgroup	(host,user,domain) [...]
	   networks	name network [alias ...]
	   passwd	user:passwd:uid:gid:gecos:home_dir:shell
	   printcap	entry
	   protocols	name protocol [alias ...]
	   rpc		name number [alias ...]
	   services	name port/protocol [alias ...]
	   shells	/path/to/shell

     If one or more key arguments are provided, they will be looked up in database using the
     appropriate function.  For example, passwd supports a numeric UID or user name; hosts sup-
     ports an IPv4 address, IPv6 address, or host name; and services supports a service name,
     service name/protocol name, numeric port, or numeric port/protocol name.

     If no key is provided and database supports enumeration, all entries for database will be
     retrieved using the appropriate enumeration function and printed.

     For cgetcap(3) style databases (disktab, printcap) specifying a key, lists the entry for
     that key, and specifying more arguments after the key are used as fields in that key, and
     only the values of the keys are returned.	For boolean keys true is returned if the key is
     found.  If a key is not found, then false is always returned.

DIAGNOSTICS
     getent exits 0 on success, 1 if there was an error in the command syntax, 2 if one of the
     specified key names was not found in database, or 3 if there is no support for enumeration
     on database.

SEE ALSO
     cgetcap(3), disktab(5), ethers(5), gettytab(5), group(5), hosts(5), networks(5),
     nsswitch.conf(5), passwd(5), printcap(5), protocols(5), rpc(5), services(5), shells(5)

HISTORY
     A getent command appeared in NetBSD 3.0.  It was based on the command of the same name in
     Solaris and Linux.

BSD					 October 11, 2011				      BSD
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