nischgrp - change the group owner of a NIS+ object


     nischgrp [-AfLP] group name...


     nischgrp changes the group owner  of  the  NIS+  objects  or
     entries  specified  by  name  to  the  specified NIS+ group.
     Entries are specified using indexed names (see nismatch(1)).
     If  group is not a fully qualified  NIS+ group name, it will
     be resolved using the  directory  search  path  (see  nisde-

     The only restriction on changing an object's group owner  is
     that you must have modify permissions for the object.

     This command will fail if the master NIS+ server is not run-

     The  NIS+ server will check the validity of the  group  name
     prior to effecting the  modification.


     The following options are supported:

     -A    Modify all entries in all tables in the  concatenation
           path  that  match  the  search  criterion specified in
           name. This option implies the -P switch.

     -f    Force the operation and fail silently if it  does  not

     -L    Follow links and change the group owner of the  linked
           object  or  entries rather than the group owner of the
           link itself.

     -P    Follow the concatenation path within  a  named  table.
           This  option  only  makes sense when either name is an
           indexed name or the -L switch is  also  specified  and
           the named object is a link pointing to entries.


     Example 1: Using the nischgrp Command

     The following two examples show  how  to  change  the  group
     owner of an object to a group in a different domain, and how
     to change it to a group in the local domain, respectively.

     example% nischgrp newgroup.remote.domain. object
     example% nischgrp my-buds object

     This example shows how to change the group owner for a pass-
     word entry.

     example% nischgrp admins '[uid=99],passwd.org_dir'

     In the previous example, admins is a NIS+ group in the  same

     The next two examples change the group owner of  the  object
     or  entries pointed to by a link, and the group owner of all
     entries in the hobbies table.

     example% nischgrp -L my-buds linkname
     example% nischgrp my-buds '[],hobbies'


           If this variable is set, and  the  NIS+  name  is  not
           fully  qualified,  each  directory  specified  will be
           searched  until  the  object  is  found  (see   nisde-


     The following exit values are returned:

     0     Successful operation.

     1     Operation failed.


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWnisu                    |


     nis+(1),  nischmod(1),  nischown(1),  nisdefaults(1),   nis-
     grpadm(1), nismatch(1), nis_objects(3NSL), attributes(5)


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     SolarisTM  Operating Environment. Tools to aid the migration
     from NIS+ to LDAP are available in the Solaris  9  operating
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