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Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition. Click on any of the 379 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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yppush [options] mapnames

NFS/NIS command. Force propagation of changed NIS map. yppush copies a new version of an NIS map, mapname, from the master NIS server to the slave NIS servers. It first constructs a list of NIS server hosts by reading the NIS map ypservers with the -d option's domain argument. Keys within this map are the ASCII names of the machines on which the NIS servers run. A "transfer map" request is sent to the NIS server at each host, along with the information needed by the transfer agent to call back the yppush. When the attempt has been completed and the transfer agent has sent yppush a status message, the results may be printed to stdout. Normally invoked by /var/yp/Makefile.

Options

-d domain

Specify a domain.

-v

Verbose�print message when each server is called and for each response.

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