YPMATCH(1) User Commands YPMATCH(1)

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

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

ypmatch -x

ypmatch prints the values associated with one or more keys from the NIS's name services map specified by mname, which may be either a map name or a map nickname.

Multiple keys can be specified; all keys will be searched for in the same map. The keys must be the same case and length. No pattern matching is available. If a key is not matched, a diagnostic message is produced.

The following options are supported:


Before printing the value of a key, print the key itself, followed by a colon (:).


Inhibit map nickname translation.

-d domain

Specify a domain other than the default domain.


Display the map nickname table. This lists the nicknames the command knows of, and indicates the map name associated with each nickname.

The following operand is supported:


The NIS's name services map

The following exit values are returned:


Successful operation.


An error occurred.

ypcat(1), ypfiles(5), attributes(7)

ypmatch will fail with an RPC error message on yp operation if enough file descriptors are not available. The number of file descriptors should be increased if this occurs.

August 22, 1997 OmniOS