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 nisrmdir(1)							 nisrmdir(1)

      nisrmdir - remove NIS+ directories

      nisrmdir [ -if ] [ -s hostname ] dirname

      nisrmdir deletes existing NIS+ subdirectories.  It can remove a
      directory outright, or simply remove replicas from serving a

      This command modifies the object that describes the directory dirname,
      and then notifies each replica to remove the directory named dirname.
      If the notification of any of the affected replicas fails, the
      directory object is returned to its original state unless the -f
      option is present.

      This command will fail if the NIS+ master server is not running.

      -i	  Interactive mode. Like the system rm(1) command, the
		  nisrmdir command will ask for confirmation prior to
		  removing a directory.	 If the name specified by dirname is
		  a non-fully qualified name, this option is forced on. This
		  prevents the removal of unexpected directories.

      -f	  Force the command to succeed even though it may not be
		  able to contact the affected replicas.  This option should
		  be used when a replica is known to be down and will not be
		  able to respond to the removal notification. When the
		  replica is finally rebooted, it will read the updated
		  directory object, note that it is no longer a replica for
		  that directory, and stop responding to lookups on that
		  directory. Cleanup of the files that held the now removed
		  directory can be accomplished manually by removing the
		  appropriate files in the /var/nis directory (see
		  nisfiles(4) for more information).

      -s hostname Specify that the host hostname should be removed as a
		  replica for the directory named dirname.  If this option
		  is not present, all replicas and the master server for a
		  directory are removed and the directory is removed from
		  the namespace.

      This command returns 0 if it is successful, and 1 otherwise.

      Remove a directory bar under the foo.com.	 domain:

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 nisrmdir(1)							 nisrmdir(1)

	   nisrmdir bar.foo.com.

      Remove a replica that is serving directory bar.foo.com.:

	   nisrmdir -s replica.foo.com. bar.foo.com.

      Force the removal of directory bar.foo.com. from the namespace:

	   nisrmdir -f bar.foo.com.

    Environment Variables
      NIS_PATH	     If this variable is set and the NIS+ directory name is
		     not fully qualified, each directory specified will be
		     searched until the directory is found (see

      nisrmdir was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.

      nis+(1), nisdefaults(1), nisrm(1), nisfiles(4).

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