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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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yptest

yptest [options]

NFS/NIS command. Check configuration of NIS services by calling various NIS functions. Without arguments, yptest queries the NIS server for the local machine.

Options

-d domainname

Use domainname instead of the current host's default domain. This option may cause some tests to fail.

-h host

Test ypserv on the specified host instead of the current host. This option may cause some tests to fail.

-m map

Use the specified map instead of the default map.

-q

Quiet mode. Print no messages.

-u user

Run tests as user instead of as nobody.