Updated: 2021/Apr/14

YPMATCH(1)                  General Commands Manual                 YPMATCH(1)

     ypmatch - print the values of one or more keys in a NIS database

     ypmatch [-ktz] [-b num_retry] [-d domainname] key ... mapname
     ypmatch -x

     ypmatch prints out the values of one or more keys from the NIS database
     specified by mapname, which may be a map name or a map nickname.

     The options are as follows:

     -b num_retry
             Do not wait infinite time for the ypserver to come up.  Retry
             only the specified number of times.  See yp_setbindtries(3) for
             explanation.  The valid range is limited from 0 to 65535 by this

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

     -k      Print the map key followed by a colon, before printing key value.
             This option is useful with maps in which the values are null or
             the key is not part of the value.

     -t      Inhibit translation of map nicknames to their corresponding map

     -x      Display the map nickname table, found in /var/yp/nicknames.  A
             built-in default translation table is used if /var/yp/nicknames
             does not exist (see nicknames(5) for details).

     -z      Append a NUL character at the end of the key when doing the
             lookup.  This is useful for mail.aliases maps, which include a
             trailing NUL in the keys.

     domainname(1), ypcat(1), ypwhich(1), yp_setbindtries(3), nicknames(5),
     nis(8), ypbind(8), yppoll(8), ypset(8)

     Theo De Raadt

NetBSD 9.99                      March 2, 2012                     NetBSD 9.99