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NIDUMP(8)							     NIDUMP(8)

NAME
       nidump - extract text or flat-file-format data from NetInfo

SYNOPSIS
       nidump [ -t ] { -r directory | format } domain

DESCRIPTION
       nidump  reads  the  specified NetInfo domain and dumps a portion of its
       contents to standard output.  When a flat-file administration file for‐
       mat is specified, nidump provides output using the syntax of the corre‐
       sponding flat file.  The allowed values for format are  aliases,	 boot‐
       params,	bootptab,  exports,  fstab,  group,  hosts,  networks, passwd,
       printcap, protocols, rpc, and services.

       If the -r option is used, the first argument is interpreted as  a  Net‐
       Info  directory	path, and its contents are dumped in a generic NetInfo
       format.

OPTIONS
       -t     Interpret the domain as a tagged domain.	 For  example,	“trot‐
	      ter/network”  refers  to	the  database  tagged “network” on the
	      machine “trotter”.  The machine name can be an actual name or an
	      IP address.

       -r     Dump  the	 specified directory in “raw” format.  Directories are
	      delimited by curly braces, and properties within a directory are
	      listed in the form “property = value;”.  Parentheses introduce a
	      comma-separated list of items. The special property  name	 CHIL‐
	      DREN is used to hold a directory's children, if any are present.
	      Spacing and line	breaks	are  significant  only	within	double
	      quotes,  which  may be used to protect any names that might con‐
	      tain metacharacters.

EXAMPLES
       “nidump hosts .” dumps a hosts file from the local NetInfo domain.

       “nidump -r /locations /” dumps the /locations  directory	 of  the  root
       domain.

       “nidump	-t -r /name=users/uid=530 trotter/network” dumps the directory
       for the user whose UID is 530.

SEE ALSO
       niload(8),   niutil(8),	  netinfo(5),	 aliases(5),	bootparams(5),
       bootptab(5),  exports(5),  fstab(5),  group(5),	hosts(5), networks(5),
       passwd(5), printcap(5), protocols(5), rpc(5), services(5)

Apple Computer, Inc.	       December 22, 1992		     NIDUMP(8)
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