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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for niscat (opensolaris section 1)

niscat(1)					    User Commands					    niscat(1)

NAME
niscat - display NIS+ tables and objects
SYNOPSIS
niscat [-AhLMv] [-s sep] tablename... niscat [-ALMP] -o name...
DESCRIPTION
In the first synopsis, niscat displays the contents of the NIS+ tables named by tablename. In the second syn- opsis, it displays the internal representation of the NIS+ objects named by name. Columns without values in the table are displayed by two adjacent separator characters.
OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -A Displays the data within the table and all of the data in tables in the initial table's concatena- tion path. -h Displays the header line prior to displaying the table. The header consists of the `#' (hash) char- acter followed by the name of each column. The column names are separated by the table separator character. -L Follows links. When this option is specified, if tablename or name names a LINK type object, the link is followed and the object or table named by the link is displayed. -M Master server only. This option specifies that the request should be sent to the master server of the named data. This guarantees that the most up-to-date information is seen at the possible expense of increasing the load on the master server and increasing the possibility of the NIS+ server being unavailable or busy for updates. -o name Displays the internal representation of the named NIS+ object(s). If name is an indexed name (see nismatch(1)), then each of the matching entry objects is displayed. This option is used to display access rights and other attributes of individual columns. -P Follows concatenation path. This option specifies that the request should follow the concatenation path of a table if the initial search is unsuccessful. This option is only useful when using an indexed name for name and the -o option. -s sep This option specifies the character to use to separate the table columns. If no character is speci- fied, the default separator for the table is used. -v Displays binary data directly. This option displays columns containing binary data on the standard output. Without this option binary data is displayed as the string *BINARY*.
EXAMPLES
Example 1 Displaying the Contents of the Hosts Table The following example displays the contents of the hosts table: example% niscat -h hosts.org_dir # cname name addr comment client1 client1 192.168.201.100 Joe Smith crunchy crunchy 192.168.201.44 Jane Smith crunchy softy 192.168.201.44 The string *NP* is returned in those fields where the user has insufficient access rights. Example 2 Displaying on the Standard Output The following displays the passwd.org_dir on the standard output. example% niscat passwd.org_dir Example 3 Displaying Table Contents Display the contents of table frodo and the contents of all tables in its concatenation path. example% niscat -A frodo Example 4 Displaying Table Entries The following example diisplays the entries in the table groups.org_dir as NIS+ objects. Notice that the brackets are protected from the shell by single quotes. example% niscat -o '[ ]groups.org_dir' Example 5 Displaying the Table Object The following example displays the table object of the passwd.org_dir table. example% niscat -o passwd.org_dir The previous example displays the passwd table object and not the passwd table. The table object includes information such as the number of columns, column type, searchable or not searchable separator, access rights, and other defaults. Example 6 Displaying the Directory Object The following example displays the directory object for org_dir, which includes information such as the access rights and replica information. example% niscat -o org_dir
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
NIS_PATH If this variable is set, and the NIS+ table name is not fully qualified, each directory specified will be searched until the table is found (see nisdefaults(1)).
EXIT STATUS
niscat returns the following values: 0 Successful completion 1 An error occurred.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWnisu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
NIS+(1), nisdefaults(1), nismatch(1), nistbladm(1), nis_objects(3NSL), nis_tables(3NSL), attributes(5)
NOTES
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the Solaris operating system. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the current Solaris release. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html. SunOS 5.11 2 Dec 2005 niscat(1)


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