ypmatch [-k] [-t] [-d domain] key [key...] mname
ypmatch prints the values associated with one or more keys from the NIS's name services map specified by mname, which may be either a map name or a map nickname.
Multiple keys can be specified; all keys will be searched for in the same map. The keys must be the same case and length. No pattern matching is available. If a key is not matched, a diagnostic message is produced.
The following options are supported:
-k Before printing the value of a key, print the key itself, followed by a colon (:).
-t Inhibit map nickname translation.
-d domain Specify a domain other than the default domain.
-x Display the map nickname table. This lists the nicknames the command knows of, and indicates the map name associated with each nickname.
The following operand is supported:
mname The NIS's name services map
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful operation.
1 An error occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
ypcat(1), ypfiles(4), attributes(5)
ypmatch will fail with an RPC error message on yp operation if enough file descriptors are not available. The number of file descriptors should be increased if this occurs.