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 pwget(1)							    pwget(1)




 NAME
      pwget, grget - get password and group information

 SYNOPSIS
      pwget [-n name | -u uid]

      grget [-n name | -g gid]

 DESCRIPTION
      pwget and grget locate and display information from /etc/passwd and
      /etc/group.

      The standard output of pwget contains lines of colon-separated
      password information whose format is the same as that used in the
      /etc/passwd file (see passwd(4)).

      The standard output of grget contains lines of colon-separated group
      information whose format is the same as that used in the /etc/group
      file (see group(4)).

      With no options, pwget and grget get all entries with getpwent() or
      getgrent() respectively, (see getpwent(3C) and getgrent(3C)), and
      output a line for each entry found.

    Options
      When an option is given, only a single entry is printed.

      The options for pwget are:

	   -n name	  Output the first entry that matches name using
			  getpwnam() (see getpwent(3C)).

	   -u uid	  Output the first entry that matches uid using
			  getpwuid() (see getpwent(3C)).

      The options for grget are:

	   -n name	  Output the first entry that matches name using
			  getgrnam() (see getgrent(3C)).

	   -g gid	  Output the first entry that matches gid using
			  getgrgid() (see getgrent(3C)).

 NETWORKING FEATURES
    NFS
      If Network Information System (NIS) is in use, these commands provide
      password and group information based on the NIS version of the
      password and group databases in addition to the local password and
      group files.





 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 pwget(1)							    pwget(1)




 RETURN VALUE
      These commands return 0 upon success, 1 when a specific search fails,
      and 2 upon error.

 DEPENDENCIES
    NFS:
      WARNING: If the Network Information System network database is in use
      and the NIS client daemon (ypbind) is not bound to a NIS server daemon
      (see ypserv(1M)), these utilities will wait until such a binding is
      established.  These commands can be terminated in this condition by
      sending a SIGINT signal to the process (see kill(1)).

      See ypmatch(1), and ypserv(1M).

 AUTHOR
      pwget and grget were developed by HP.

 FILES
      /etc/group	  local group data file
      /etc/passwd	  local password data file

 SEE ALSO
      getgrent(3C), getpwent(3C), group(4), passwd(4).































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000