GETENT(1) Debian GNU/Linux GETENT(1)
getent - get entries from administrative database
getent database [key ...]
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.
The getent command exits with the following values:
1 Unknown database
2 Key not found in database
3 Database does not support enumeration
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)