NIFIND(1)NIFIND(1)NAMEnifind - find a directory in the NetInfo hierarchy
SYNOPSISnifind [ -anvp ] [ -t timeout ] directory [ domain ]
DESCRIPTIONnifind searches for the named directory in the NetInfo hierarchy. It
starts at the local domain and climbs up through the hierarchy until it
reaches the root domain. Any occurrences of directory are reported by
directory ID number. If the optional domain argument is given, then
nifind stops climbing at that point in the hierarchy. The domain argu‐
ment must be specified by an absolute or relative domain name.
When invoked with the -a option, nifind searches for the named direc‐
tory in the entire NetInfo hierarchy (or the subtree with domain as the
root if domain is specified). The -n option exempts local domains
from the search.
nifind uses a default two second connection timeout when contacting a
domain. The connection timeout can be overridden with the -t option.
OPTIONS-a Search for directory in the entire NetInfo hierarchy.
-n Exempt local directories from the search.
-p Print directory contents.
Specify an integer value as the connection timeout (in seconds).
-v Produce verbose output.
% nifind /printers/inky
/printers/inky found in /software, id = 202
/printers/inky found in /, id = 357
% nifind-a /machines/mailhost /sales
/machines/mailhost found in /sales, id = 234
% nifind-v /users/uid=164
/users/uid=164 not found in /sales/polaris
/users/uid=164 not found in /sales
/users/uid=164 found in /, id = 451
% nifind-p /machines/mailhost
/machines/mailhost found in /sales, id=171
name: zippy mailhost
/machines/mailhost found in /, id = 350
name: zorba mailhost
Marc Majka, Apple Computer Inc.
BUGSnifind does not complain if domain is not an ancestor specified in a
Apple Computer, Inc. August 9, 1994 NIFIND(1)