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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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ypcat [options] map

NFS/NIS command. Print values in an NIS database specified by map name or nickname.


-d domain

Specify domain other than the default domain.

-h host

Specify a ypbind host other than the default.

--help, -?

Print help message, then exit.


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


Do not translate mname to map name.

--version, -?

Print version number, then exit.


Display map nickname table listing the nicknames (mnames) known and map name associated with each nickname. Do not require an mname argument.

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