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User Commands                                      nisdefaults(1)

NAME

nisdefaults - display NIS+ default values

SYNOPSIS

nisdefaults [ -adghprstv ]

DESCRIPTION

The nisdefaults utility prints the default values that are returned by calls to the NIS+ local name functions (see nis_local_names(3NSL)). With no options specified, all defaults will be printed in a verbose format. With options, only that option is displayed in a terse form suitable for shell scripts. See the example below.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported: -a Print all defaults in a terse format. -d Print the default domain name. -g Print the default group name. -h Print the default host name. -p Print the default principal name. -r Print the default access rights with which new objects will be created. -s Print the default directory search path. -t Print the default time to live value. -v Print the defaults in a verbose format. This prepends an identifying string to the output.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Printing NIS+ defaults The following prints the NIS+ defaults for a root process on machine example in the foo.bar. domain: example# nisdefaults Principal Name : example.foo.bar. Domain Name : foo.bar. Host Name : example.foo.bar. Group Name : Access Rights : ----rmcdr---r--- Time to live : 12:00:00 Search Path : foo.bar. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 25 Sep 1992 1 User Commands nisdefaults(1) Example 2: Setting a variable in the shell script This example sets a variable in a shell script to the default domain: DOMAIN=`nisdefaults -d` Example 3: Printing the default time to live in verbose for- mat This example prints out the default time to live in a ver- bose format: example% nisdefaults -tv Time to live : 12:00:00 Example 4: Printing the time to live in terse format This example prints out the time to live in the terse for- mat: example% nisdefaults -t 43200

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

Several environment variables affect the defaults associated with a process. NIS_DEFAULTS This variable contains a defaults string that will override the NIS+ standard defaults. The defaults string is a series of tokens separated by colons. These tokens represent the default values to be used for the gen- eric object properties. All of the legal tokens are described below. ttl=time This token sets the default time to live for objects that are created. The value time is specified in the format as defined by the nischttl (1) command. The default value is 12 hours. owner=ownername This token specifies that the NIS+ principal ownername should own created objects. The default for this value is the principal who is executing the command. group=groupname This token specifies that the group groupname SunOS 5.8 Last change: 25 Sep 1992 2 User Commands nisdefaults(1) should be the group owner for created objects. The default is NULL. access=rights This token specifies the set of access rights that are to be granted for created objects. The value rights is specified in the format as defined by the nischmod(1) command. The default value is: ----rmcdr---r---. NIS_GROUP This variable contains the name of the local NIS+ group. If the name is not fully qualified, the default domain will be appended to it. NIS_PATH This variable overrides the default NIS+ directory search path. It contains an ordered list of direc- tories separated by ':' (colon) characters. The '$' (dollar sign) character is treated specially. Direc- tory names that end in '$' have the default domain appended to them, and a '$' by itself is replaced by the list of directories between the default domain and the global root that are at least two levels deep. The default NIS+ directory search path is '$'. Refer to the Name Expansion subsection in nis+(1) for more details.

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWnisu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

nischmod(1), nischttl(1), nis+(1), nis_local_names(3NSL), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 25 Sep 1992 3