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NIUTIL(1)							     NIUTIL(1)

NAME
       niutil - NetInfo utility

SYNOPSIS
       niutil -create [ opts ] domain path

       niutil -destroy [ opts ] domain path

       niutil -createprop [ opts ] domain path key [ val... ]

       niutil -appendprop [ opts ] domain path key val...

       niutil -mergeprop [ opts ] domain path key val...

       niutil -insertval [ opts ] domain path key val index

       niutil -destroyprop [ opts ] domain path key

       niutil -destroyval [ opts ] domain path key val

       niutil -renameprop [ opts ] domain path oldkey newkey

       niutil -read [ opts ] domain path

       niutil -list [ opts ] domain path

       niutil -rparent [ opts ] domain

       niutil -resync [ opts ] domain

       niutil -statistics [ opts ] domain

DESCRIPTION
       niutil  lets  you to do arbitrary reads and writes on the given NetInfo
       domain.	In order to perform writes, niutil must be run as root on  the
       NetInfo	master	for the database, unless the -p, -P, or -u options are
       given.  The directory specified by path is separated by	"/"s,  similar
       to the filesystem.  The property names may be given in the path using a
       "=", but will default to the property name "name".   For	 example,  the
       following refers to a user with the user ID 3.

       "/name=users/uid=3"

       The following shorter form would also be sufficient:

       "/users/uid=3"

       You  may	 specify  a numeric ID for the directory instead of the string
       path.

OPTIONS
       -t     Interpret the domain as a tagged	domain.	  For  example,	 "par‐
	      rish/network"  refers  to	 the  database tagged "network" on the
	      machine "parrish".  You may supply an IP address	instead	 of  a
	      machine name.

       -p     Prompt  for the root password or the named user password if com‐
	      bined with the -u option.

       -u user
	      Run this command as the named user.  This option implies -p.

       -P password
	      Supplies the root password or the named user  password  if  com‐
	      bined with the -u option.

       -T seconds
	      Sets the read and write timeout to the given number of seconds.

OPERATIONS
       -create domain path
	      Create a new directory with the given path.

       -destroy domain path
	      Destroy the directory with the given path.

       -createprop domain path key [ val... ]
	      Create  a new property in the directory path.  key refers to the
	      name of the property; 0 or more property values  may  be	speci‐
	      fied.  If the named property already exists, it's overwritten.

       -appendprop domain path key val...
	      Appends  new  values  to	an  existing property in the directory
	      path.  key refers to the name of the property; 0 or  more	 prop‐
	      erty  values  may	 be  specified.	 If the named property doesn't
	      exist, it's created.

       -mergeprop domain path key val...
	      Merges new values into an existing  property  in	the  directory
	      path.   key  refers to the name of the property; 0 or more prop‐
	      erty values may be specified.  The values are  appended  to  the
	      property	only  if  they	are not already present.  If the named
	      property doesn't exist, it's created.

       -insertval domain path key val propindex
	      Inserts a new value into an existing property in	the  directory
	      path at position propindex.  key refers to the name of the prop‐
	      erty.  If the named property doesn't exist, it's created.

       -destroyprop domain path key
	      Destroy the property with name key in the given path.

       -destroyval domain path key val
	      Destroy the given value in the property with  name  key  in  the
	      given path.

       -renameprop domain path oldkey newkey
	      Renames the property with name oldkey in the given path.

       -read domain path
	      Read  the	 properties associated with the directory specified in
	      the given path.

       -list domain path
	      List the directories in the given	 domain/path.	The  directory
	      ID's are listed along with any names they may have.

       -readprop domain path key
	      Read  the	 values	 of the given property in the specified direc‐
	      tory.

       -readval domain path key index
	      Read the value at the given index of the named property  in  the
	      specified directory.

       -rparent domain
	      Prints  the  current  NetInfo  parent  of	 a server.  The server
	      should be explicitly given using the -t host/tag option.

       -resync domain
	      Resynchronizes NetInfo.  If a domain name is given,  the	master
	      resynchronizes  all  clones.  If the -t clone/tag option is used
	      instead of a tag, then only that clone is resynchronized.	 Using
	      -t master/tag resynchronizes the whole domain.

       -statistics domain
	      Print server statistics.

       -domainname domain
	      Print  the domain name of the given domain.  This is useful when
	      the domain is specified is a relative name (like "." or "..") or
	      when a connection is made using the -t server/tag option.

EXAMPLE
       "niutil	-list  . /" list the directories at the top level in the local
       NetInfo database.

SEE ALSO
       niload(8), nidump(8), nigrep(1), nifind(1), nireport(1), netinfo(5)

Apple Computer, Inc.		 June 20 1989			     NIUTIL(1)
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