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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

DirectoryService

Synopsis

DirectoryService [-h | -v]
DirectoryService [-appledebug | -appleframework | -applenodaemon | -appleoptions
 | -appleperformance | -appleversion]

The server process for the Directory Service framework. It's started as a bootstrap daemon, from /etc/mach_init.d/DirectoryService.plist (processed by register_mach_bootstrap_servers).

The manpage for DirectoryService on Tiger is very good, but this entry details the additional -apple options.

Options

-appledebug

Run the service in debug mode, disabling daemonization and logging to /Library/Logs/DirectoryService/DirectoryService.debug.log.

-appleoptions

Print a usage statement for the second form of command invocation to standard output.

-appleperformance

Run the service in the foreground and log extensively.

-appleversion

Print software build version to standard output.

-h

Print a usage statement for the first form of command invocation to standard output.

-v

Print software release version to standard output.

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