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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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ypinit [options]

NFS/NIS command. Build and install an NIS database on an NIS server. ypinit can be used to set up a master server, slave server, or slave copier. Only a privileged user can run ypinit.



Indicate that the local host is to be the NIS master server.

-s master_name

Set up a slave server database. master_name should be the hostname of an NIS server, either the master server for all the maps, or a server on which the database is up to date and stable.

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