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YPMATCH(1)                  General Commands Manual                 YPMATCH(1)



NAME
       ypmatch - print the value of one or more keys from a NIS map

SYNOPSIS
       ypmatch [ -d domain ] [ -k ] [ -t ] key ...  mname

       ypmatch -x

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

DESCRIPTION
       ypmatch prints the values associated with one or  more  keys  from  the
       Network  Information Service (NIS) map specified by mname, which may be
       either a mapname or an map nickname.

       Multiple keys can be specified; the same map will be searched for all .
       The  keys must be exact values insofar as capitalization and length are
       concerned.  No pattern matching is available.  If a key is not matched,
       a diagnostic message is produced.

OPTIONS
       -d     Specify a domain other than the default domain.

       -k     Before  printing  the value of a key, print the key itself, fol-
              lowed by a `:' colon .  This is useful only if the keys are  not
              duplicated  in the values, or you've specified so many keys that
              the output could be confusing.

       -t     Inhibit  translation  of  nickname  to  mapname.   For  example,
              `ypmatch  -t  zippy  passwd  ' will fail because there is no map
              named passwd, while `ypmatch zippy passwd ' will  be  translated
              to `ypmatch zippy passwd.byname '.

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

SEE ALSO
       ypcat(1), ypfiles(5)

NOTES
       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                     YPMATCH(1)