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GETENT(1)                      Debian GNU/Linux                      GETENT(1)



NAME
       getent - get entries from administrative database

SYNOPSIS
       getent database [key ...]

DESCRIPTION
       The getent program gathers entries from the specified administrative
       database using the specified search keys.  Where database is one of
       passwd, group, hosts, services, protocols, or networks.

EXIT VALUES
       The getent command exits with the following values:

       0      Success

       1      Unknown database

       2      Key not found in database

       3      Database does not support enumeration

AUTHOR
       getent was written by Thorsten Kukuk for the GNU C Library.

       This man page was written by Joel Klecker <espyATdebian.org> for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system.










3rd Berkeley Distribution            lenny                           GETENT(1)