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YPCAT(1)                    General Commands Manual                   YPCAT(1)

       ypcat - print values in a NIS data base

       ypcat [ -kt ] [ -d domainname ] mname

       ypcat -x

       This  command  is  available  with the Networking software installation
       option.  Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

       ypcat prints out values in a  Network  Information  Service  (NIS)  map
       specified  by mname, which may be either a map name or a map nickname .
       Since ypcat uses the NIS service, no NIS server is specified.

       To look at the network-wide password database, passwd.byname, (with the
       nickname passwd).  type in:

              ypcat passwd

       Refer to ypfiles(5) and ypserv(8) for an overview of the NIS service.

       -k     Display  the keys for those maps in which the values are null or
              the key is not part of the value.

       -t     Inhibit translation of mname to map name.  For  example,  `ypcat
              -t  passwd'  will  fail  because  there  is no map named passwd,
              whereas  `  ypcat  passwd  '  will  be  translated   to   `ypcat

       -d domainname
              Specify  a  domain  other  than the default domain.  The default
              domain is returned by domainname.

       -x     Display the  map  nickname  table.   This  lists  the  nicknames
              (mnames) the command knows of, and indicates the mapname associ-
              ated with each nickname.

       domainname(1), ypmatch(1), ypfiles(5), ypserv(8)

       The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun  Yellow
       Pages  (YP).   The  functionality of the two remains the same; only the
       name has changed.  The name Yellow Pages is a registered  trademark  in
       the  United  Kingdom  of British Telecommunications plc, and may not be
       used without permission.

                               17 December 1987                       YPCAT(1)