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NAME

       nifind - find a directory in the NetInfo hierarchy


SYNOPSIS

       nifind [ -anvp ] [ -t timeout ] directory [ domain ]


DESCRIPTION

       nifind  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.

       -t timeout
              Specify an integer value as the connection timeout (in seconds).

       -v     Produce verbose output.


EXAMPLES

       % 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
       ip_address: 192.42.172.5

       /machines/mailhost found in /, id = 350
       name:  zorba mailhost
       ip_address: 192.42.172.1


SEE ALSO

       netinfo(5)


AUTHOR

       Marc Majka, Apple Computer Inc.


BUGS

       nifind  does  not  complain if domain is not an ancestor specified in a
       normal search.



Apple Computer, Inc.            August 9, 1994                       nifind(1)

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