ypmatch - print values of selected keys in Network Information Service
ypmatch [-k] [-t] [-d domain] key [key...] mname
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Yellow
Pages (yp). Although the name has changed, the functionality of the
service remains the same.
ypmatch prints the values associated with one or more keys in a
Network Information Service (NIS) map specified by mname. The mname
can be either a mapname or a map nickname. A map nickname is a
synonym by which a NIS map can be referenced.
If multiple keys are specified, the same map is searched for an
occurrence of each key. A match is made only when the case and length
of a key is the same as that stored in the database. No pattern
matching is available. If a key is not matched, a diagnostic message
ypmatch recognizes the following command-line options:
-k Before printing the value associated with a key, print
the key followed by a colon (:). This option is useful
if the keys are not part of the values (as in a ypservers
map), or so many keys were specified that the output
could be confusing.
-t Inhibit the translation of a map's nickname to its
corresponding mapname. For example, ypmatch -t zippy
passwd fails because there is no map named passwd, while
ypmatch zippy passwd is translated to ypmatch zippy
-d Specify a domain other than the one returned by
domainname (see domainname(1)).
-x Display the table that lists the nickname for each NIS
ypmatch was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000
domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypserv(1M), ypfiles(4).
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000