makedbm - make a dbm file, or get a text  file  from  a  dbm


     makedbm  [-b]   [-l]   [-s]   [-E]   [-i yp_input_file]   [-
     o yp_output_name]   [-d yp_domain_name]  [-m yp_master_name]
     [-S delimiter] [-D number_of_delimiters] infile outfile

     makedbm [-u dbmfilename]


     The makedbm utility takes the  infile and converts it  to  a
     pair   of  files  in  ndbm  format  (see  ndbm(3C)),  namely
     outfile.pag and outfile.dir. Each line of the input file  is
     converted  to  a single dbm record. All characters up to the
     first TAB or SPACE form the key, and the rest of the line is
     the  data. If a line ends with `\' (backslash), the data for
     that record is continued on to the next line.  makedbm  does
     not treat `#' (pound-sign) as a special character.

     Because  makedbm is mainly used in generating dbm files  for
     the  NIS name service, it generates a special entry with the
     key yp_last_modified, which is the date of  infile  (or  the
     current time, if infile is `-').  The entries that have keys
     with the prefix yp_ are interpreted by NIS server utilities.


     The following options are supported:

     -b    Insert the  YP_INTERDOMAIN into the output.  This  key
           causes   ypserv(1M)  to  use   DNS  for  host name and
           address lookups for hosts not found in the maps.

     -d yp_domain_name
           Create a special entry with the key yp_domain_name.

     -D number_of delimiters
           Specify number_of_delimiters to  skip  before  forming
           the key.

     -E    Delimiters are escaped.

     -i yp_input_file
           Create a special entry with the key yp_input_file.

     -l    Lower case. Convert the keys of the given map to lower
           case,  so that, for example, host name matches succeed
           independent of upper or lower case distinctions.

     -m yp_master_name
           Create a special entry with the key yp_master_name. If
           no  master  host  name is specified, yp_master_name is
           set to the local host name.

     -o yp_output_name
           Create a special entry with the key yp_output_name.

     -s    Secure map. Accept connections from secure   NIS  net-
           works only.

     -S delimiter
           Specify the delimiter to use instead  of  the  default
           delimiter for forming the key.

     -u dbmfilename
           Undo a dbm file.  Prints out the file in text  format,
           one  entry  per  line,  with a single space separating
           keys from values.


     The following operands are supported:

           Input file for makedbm. If infile is `-'  (dash),  the
           standard input is read.

           One of two output files in  ndbm  format:  outfile.pag
           and outfile.dir.


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

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |


     ypserv(1M), ndbm(3C), attributes(5)

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