nischown - change the owner of an 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 qualified 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 permissions for the object. Note: If you are the current
owner of an object and you change ownership, you may not be able to
regain ownership unless you have modify access to the new object.
The 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 criteria specified in name. It implies the -P
-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
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:
nischown bob.remote.domain. object
nischown skippy object
Change the owner of an entry in the passwd table:
nischown bob.remote.domain. '[uid=99],passwd.org_dir'
Change the object or entries pointed to by a link:
nischown -L skippy linkname
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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)).
nischown returns 0 on success and 1 on failure.
nischown was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
nis+(1), nischgrp(1), nischmod(1), nischttl(1), nisdefaults(1),
The NIS+ server will check the validity of the name before making the
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