nischgrp [-AfLP] group name...
nischgrp changes the group owner of the NIS+ objects or entries specified by name to the specified NIS+ group. Entries are specified using indexed names (see nismatch(1)). If group is not a fully qualified NIS+ group name, it will be resolved using the directory search path (see nisdefaults(1)).
The only restriction on changing an object's group owner is that you must have modify permissions for the object.
This command will fail if the master NIS+ server is not running.
The NIS+ server will check the validity of the group name prior to effecting the modification.
The following options are supported:
Example 1 Using the nischgrp Command
The following two examples show how to change the group owner of an object to a group in a different domain, and how to change it to a group in the local domain, respectively.
example% nischgrp newgroup.remote.domain. object example% nischgrp my-buds object
This example shows how to change the group owner for a password entry.
example% nischgrp admins '[uid=99],passwd.org_dir'
In the previous example, admins is a NIS+ group in the same domain.
The next two examples change the group owner of the object or entries pointed to by a link, and the group owner of all entries in the hobbies table.
example% nischgrp -L my-buds linkname example% nischgrp my-buds ',hobbies'
The following exit values are returned:
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
NIS+(1), nischmod(1), nischown(1), nisdefaults(1), nisgrpadm(1), nismatch(1), nis_objects(3NSL), attributes(5)
NIS+ might not be supported in future releases of the Solaris operating system. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the current Solaris release. For more information, visit http://www.sun.com/directory/nisplus/transition.html.