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 nisgrpadm(1)							nisgrpadm(1)




 NAME
      nisgrpadm - NIS+ group administration command

 SYNOPSIS
      nisgrpadm -a| -r| -t ] [ -s ]  group principal...

      nisgrpadm -c| -d| -l [ -M ] [ -s ] group

 DESCRIPTION
      nisgrpadm is used to administer NIS+ groups.  This command administers
      both groups and the groups' membership lists.  nisgrpadm can create,
      destroy, or list NIS+ groups.  nisgrpadm can be used to administer a
      group's membership list.	It can add or delete principals to the
      group, or test principals for membership in the group.

      The names of NIS+ groups are syntactically similar to names of NIS+
      objects but they occupy a separate namespace.  A group named
      "a.b.c.d." is represented by a NIS+ group object named
      "a.groups_dir.b.c.d.";  the functions described here all expect the
      name of the group, not the name of the corresponding group object.

      There are three types of group members:

      +	 An explicit member is just a NIS+ principal-name, for example
	 "wickedwitch.west.oz."

      +	 An implicit ("domain") member, written "*.west.oz.", means that all
	 principals in the given domain belong to this member.	No other
	 forms of wildcarding are allowed:  "wickedwitch.*.oz." is invalid,
	 as is "wickedwitch.west.*.".  Note that principals in subdomains of
	 the given domain are not included.

      +	 A recursive ("group") member, written "@cowards.oz.", refers to
	 another group;	 all principals that belong to that group are
	 considered to belong here.

      Any member may be made negative by prefixing it with a minus sign
      ('-').  A group may thus contain explicit, implicit, recursive,
      negative explicit, negative implicit, and negative recursive members.

      A principal is considered to belong to a group if it belongs to at
      least one non-negative group member of the group and belongs to no
      negative group members.

    Options
      -a   Add the list of NIS+ principals specified to group.	The
	   principal name should be fully qualified.

      -c   Create group in the NIS+ namespace.	The NIS+ group name should
	   be fully qualified.




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      -d   Destroy (remove) group from the namespace.

      -l   List the membership list of the specified group.  (See -M.)

      -M   Master server only.	Send the lookup to the master server of the
	   named data.	This guarantees that the most up to date information
	   is seen at the possible expense that the master server may be
	   busy.  Note that the -M flag is applicable only with the -l flag.

      -r   Remove the list of principals specified from group.	The
	   principal name should be fully qualified.

      -s   Work silently.  Results are returned using the exit status of the
	   command.  This status can be translated into a text string using
	   the niserror(1) command.

      -t   Display whether the principals specified are members in group.

 EXAMPLES
    Administering Groups
      Create a group in the foo.com.  domain:

	   nisgrpadm -c my_buds.foo.com.

      Remove the group from the current domain:

	   nisgrpadm -d freds_group

    Administering Members
      Add two principals, bob and betty to the group my_buds.foo.com:

	   nisgrpadm -a my_buds.foo.com. bob.bar.com. betty.foo.com.

      Remove betty from freds_group:

	   nisgrpadm -r freds_group betty.foo.com.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    Environment Variables
      NIS_PATH	     If this variable is set and the NIS+ group name is not
		     fully qualified, each directory specified will be
		     searched until the group is found (see nisdefaults(1)).

 DIAGNOSTICS
      NIS_SUCCESS	On success, this command returns an exit status of
			0.

      NIS_PERMISSION	When you do not have the needed access right to
			change the group, the command returns this error.





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      NIS_NOTFOUND	This is returned when the group does not exist.

      NIS_TRYAGAIN	This error is returned when the server for the
			group's domain is currently checkpointing or
			otherwise in a read-only state.	 The command should
			be retried at a later date.

      NIS_MODERROR	This error is returned when the group was modified
			by someone else during the execution of the command.
			Reissue the command and optionally recheck the
			group's membership list.

 AUTHOR
      nisgrpadm was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

 SEE ALSO
      nis+(1), nischgrp(1), nisdefaults(1), niserror(1), nis_groups(3N).

 NOTES
      Principal names must be fully qualified, whereas groups can be
      abbreviated on all operations except create.

































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