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       nidump - extract text or flat-file-format data from NetInfo


       nidump [ -t ] { -r directory | format } domain


       nidump  reads  the  specified NetInfo domain and dumps a portion of its
       contents to standard output.  When a flat-file administration file for-
       mat is specified, nidump provides output using the syntax of the corre-
       sponding flat file.  The allowed values for format are  aliases,  boot-
       params,  bootptab,  exports,  fstab,  group,  hosts,  networks, passwd,
       printcap, protocols, rpc, and services.

       If the -r option is used, the first argument is interpreted as  a  Net-
       Info  directory  path, and its contents are dumped in a generic NetInfo


       -t     Interpret the domain as a tagged domain.   For  example,  "trot-
              ter/network"  refers  to  the  database  tagged "network" on the
              machine "trotter".  The machine name can be an actual name or an
              IP address.

       -r     Dump  the  specified directory in "raw" format.  Directories are
              delimited by curly braces, and properties within a directory are
              listed in the form "property = value;".  Parentheses introduce a
              comma-separated list of items. The special property  name  CHIL-
              DREN is used to hold a directory's children, if any are present.
              Spacing and line  breaks  are  significant  only  within  double
              quotes,  which  may be used to protect any names that might con-
              tain metacharacters.


       "nidump hosts ." dumps a hosts file from the local NetInfo domain.

       "nidump -r /locations /" dumps the /locations  directory  of  the  root

       "nidump  -t -r /name=users/uid=530 trotter/network" dumps the directory
       for the user whose UID is 530.


       niload(8),   niutil(8),    netinfo(5),    aliases(5),    bootparams(5),
       bootptab(5),  exports(5),  fstab(5),  group(5),  hosts(5), networks(5),
       passwd(5), printcap(5), protocols(5), rpc(5), services(5)

Apple Computer, Inc.           December 22, 1992                     nidump(8)

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