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NICKNAMES(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual			     NICKNAMES(5)

     nicknames -- map nickname translation file for NIS (YP)

     The ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), and ypwhich(1) commands reference NIS (YP) maps as specified by
     the user.	Occasionally it is desirable to use a shorthand reference for a longer map name,
     hence the nicknames file, kept in ``/var/yp/nicknames.''

     The format of the file is

	   nickname map

     one pair per line.  The default installed nickname map is as follows:

	   passwd     passwd.byname
	   group      group.byname
	   networks   networks.byaddr
	   hosts      hosts.byname
	   protocols  protocols.bynumber
	   services   services.byname
	   aliases    aliases.byname
	   ethers     ethers.byname

     A blank or incomplete nicknames file will affect any scripts which use nicknames for map
     lookup, whereas if the file is simply missing, the default compiled-in list will be used.

     ypcat(1), ypmatch(1), ypwhich(1)

     The nicknames file first appeared in Solaris 2.4.

BSD					 August 28, 2003				      BSD
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