ypcat - Windows command-line utility to print values of all keys in an NIS map


ypcat [-k] [-t] [-h nisServer] [-d domain] mapname
ypcat -x


The ypcat(1w) Windows command-line utility prints the values of all keys from the Network Information Service (NIS) database specified by mapname, which can be a map name or a map nickname.

The ypcat command accepts the following options and arguments:

Term Definition


Displays map keys. This option is useful with maps in which the values are null or the key is not part of the value.


Inhibits map nickname translation.

-d domain

Specifies the NIS domain. If this option is not used, the NIS domain is assumed to be the domain named in the DEFAULT_NIS_DOMAIN environment variable.

-h nisServer

Sends a request to the server name represented by the nisServer variable. The -h option broadcasts the request to all other NIS servers in the domain specified with the -d option, if no server name is provided.


Displays the map nickname translation table.

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