nisls(1) User Commands nisls(1)
nisls - list the contents of a NIS+ directory
nisls [-dglLmMR] [name...]
For each name that is a NIS+ directory, nisls lists the contents of the
directory. For each name that is a NIS+ object other than a directory,
nisls simply echos the name. If no name is specified, the first direc-
tory in the search path is listed. See nisdefaults(1).
The following options are supported:
-d Treat NIS+ directories like other NIS+ objects, rather than
listing their contents.
-g Display group owner instead of owner when listing in long for-
-l List in long format. This option displays additional informa-
tion about the objects such as their type, creation time,
owner, and access rights.
The access rights are listed in the following order in long
mode: nobody, owner, group owner, and world.
-L This option specifies that links are to be followed. If name
actually points to a link, it is followed to the linked
-m Display modification time instead of creation time when list-
ing in long format.
-M Master only. This specifies that information is to be returned
from the master server of the named object. This guarantees
that the most up to date information is seen at the possible
expense that the master server may be busy.
-R List directories recursively. This option will reiterate the
list for each subdirectory found in the process of listing
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
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful operation.
1 Operation failed.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWnisu
nisdefaults(1), nisgrpadm(1), nismatch(1), nistbladm(1),
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the SolarisTM Operat-
ing Environment. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are
available in the Solaris 9 operating environment. For more information,
SunOS 5.10 10 Dec 2001 nisls(1)