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

nischown(1)				  User Commands 			      nischown(1)

       nischown - change the owner of a NIS+ object

       nischown [-AfLP] owner name...

       nischown  changes  the  owner  of  the NIS+ objects or entries specified by name to owner.
       Entries are specified using indexed names (see nismatch(1)). If owner is not a fully qual-
       ified   NIS+  principal name (see nisaddcred(1M)), the default domain (see nisdefaults(1))
       will be appended to it.

       The only restriction on changing an object's owner is that you must  have  modify  permis-
       sions  for the object. Note: If you are the current owner of an object and you change own-
       ership,	you may not be able to regain ownership unless you have modify access to  the new

       The command will fail if the master NIS+ server is not running.

       The  NIS+ server will check the validity of the name before making the modification.

       The following options are supported:

       -A    Modify  all  entries  in  all tables in the concatenation path that match the search
	     criteria specified in name. It implies the -P option.

       -f    Force the operation and fail silently if it does not succeed.

       -L    Follow links and change the owner of the linked object or entries	rather	than  the
	     owner of the link itself.

       -P    Follow  the  concatenation path within a named table. This option is only meaningful
	     when either name is an indexed name or the -L option is also specified and the named
	     object is a link pointing to entries.

       Example 1 Using the nischown Command

       The  following  two examples show how to change the owner of an object to a principal in a
       different domain, and to change it to a principal in the local domain, respectively.

	 example% nischown bob.remote.domain. object
	 example% nischown skippy object

       The next example shows how to change the owner of an entry in the passwd table.

	 example% nischown bob.remote.domain. '[uid=99],passwd.org_dir'

       This example shows how to change the object or entries pointed to by a link.

	 example% nischown -L skippy linkname

       NIS_PATH     If this variable is set, and the NIS+  name  is  not  fully  qualified,  each
		    directory  specified  will	be searched until the object is found (see nisde-

       The following exit values are returned:

       0    Successful operation.

       1    Operation failed.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWnisu			   |

       NIS+(1),  nischgrp(1),  nischmod(1),  nischttl(1),  nisdefaults(1),  nisaddcred(1M),  nis-
       match(1), nis_objects(3NSL), attributes(5)

       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				      nischown(1)

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