nischgrp - change the group owner of an NIS+ object
nischgrp [ -AfLP ] group name...
nischgrp changes the group owner of the NIS+ objects or entries
specified by name to the specified NIS+ group. Entries are specified
using indexed names (see nismatch(1)). If group is not a fully
qualified NIS+ group name, it will be resolved using the directory
search path (see nisdefaults(1)).
The only restriction on changing an object's group owner is that you
must have modify permissions for the object.
This command will fail if the master NIS+ server is not running.
-A Modify all entries in all tables in the concatenation path that
match the search criterion specified in name. This option
implies the -P switch.
-f Force the operation and fail silently if it does not succeed.
-L Follow links and change the group owner of the linked object or
entries rather than the group owner of the link itself.
-P Follow the concatenation path within a named table. This option
only makes sense when either name is an indexed name or the -L
switch is also specified and the named object is a link pointing
Change the group owner of an object to a group in a different domain,
and how to change it to a group in the local domain, respectively:
nischgrp newgroup.remote.domain. object
nischgrp my-buds object
Change the group owner for a password entry:
nischgrp admins '[uid=99],passwd.org_dir'
In the above example, admins is an NIS+ group in the same domain.
Change the group owner of the object or entries pointed to by a link,
and the group owner of all entries in the hobbies table:
nischgrp -L my-buds linkname
nischgrp my-buds ',hobbies'
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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 nisdefaults(1)).
nischgrp returns 0 on success and 1 on failure.
nischgrp was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
nis+(1), nischmod(1), nischown(1), nisdefaults(1), nisgrpadm(1),
The NIS+ server will check the validity of the group name prior to
effecting the modification.
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