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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Map Manipulation Utilities

The following utilities are used to administer NIS maps:

makedbm

Make dbm files. Modify only ypserv’s map and any nondefault maps.

ypinit

Build and install NIS databases. Manipulate maps when NIS is being initialized. Should not be used when NIS is already running.

yppush

Transfer updated maps from the master server.

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