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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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NetInfo Manager

The local directory is organized hierarchically, starting from the root, which, like a filesystem's root, is called /. However, this is not meant to suggest that there is a corresponding directory or file for each entry. Instead, the data is stored in a collection of files under /var/db/netinfo.

You can browse or modify the local directory using NetInfo Manager, which is located in /Applications/Utilities. Figure 10-4 shows NetInfo Manager displaying the properties of the mysql user.

Browsing the local directory

Figure 10-4. Browsing the local directory

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