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

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Name

nicl

Synopsis

nicl [options
                      
] datasource [command]

Modifies entries in the NetInfo database. You can manipulate directories and properties with nicl. The datasource may be the path to a NetInfo directory (such as /_) or the filesystem path of a NetInfo database (you must use the -raw option for this). Use -raw to work directly with the NetInfo database, such as /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb. This is useful in cases when the NetInfo daemon is down (such as when you boot into single-user mode).

Options

-c

Create a new data source.

-p

Prompt for a password. You can use this instead of prefixing the command with sudo.

-P password

Use the specified password.

-q

Be quiet.

-raw

Indicates that the datasource is a filesystem path to a NetInfo database.

-ro

Open datasource as read-only.

-t

Treat the domain as a tagged domain, which includes a machine name and a tagged NetInfo database.

-u user

Use the specified user's identity when running the command. You'll be prompted for a password.

-v

Be verbose.

-x500

Use X.500 names (see the nicl manpage for more details).

Commands

-append path key val ...

Append a value to an existing property. The property is created if it doesn't already exist.

-copy path newparent

Copy the specified path to a new parent path.

-create path [key [val ...]]

Create a NetInfo directory specified by path.

-delete path [key [val ...] ]

Destroy the specified path and all its contents. If you specify a key and/or value, only the specified key is deleted.

-domainname

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