Manual page for nisln(1)
nisln - symbolically link NIS+ objects
command links a
object named name to a
If name is an indexed name (see
the link points to entries within a
Clients wishing to look up information in the name service
can use the
flag to force the client library to follow links to the name they
point to. Further, all of the
administration commands accept the
switch indicating they should follow links
for a description of the
When present, this option specifies that this command should follow links.
is itself a link, then this command will follow it to the linked object
that it points to.
The new link will point to that linked object rather than to
- -D defaults
Specify a different set of defaults to be used for
the creation of the link object.
The defaults string is a series of tokens separated by colons.
These tokens represent the default values to be used
for the generic object properties.
All of the legal tokens are described below.
This token sets the default time to live for objects
that are created by this command. The value time is specified
in the format as defined by the
The default is
This token specifies that the
principal ownername should own the created object. The default
for this value is the the principal who is executing the command.
This token specifies that the group groupname should be the
group owner for the object that is created.
The default is NULL.
This token specifies the set of access rights that are to be granted
for the given object.
The value rights is specified in the format
as defined by the
The default value is
In this example we create a link in the domain
that points to the object
example% nisln hosts.bar.com. hosts.foo.com.
In this example we make a link example.sun.com. that points to
an entry in the hosts table in eng.sun.com.
example% nisln '[name=example],hosts.eng.sun.com.' example.sun.com.
If this variable is set, and the
name is not fully qualified, each directory specified will be searched until
the object is found (see
EXIT CODES .LP
on success and
When creating the link,
verifies that the linked object
Once created, the linked object may be deleted or replaced and
the link will not be affected.
At that time the link will become invalid
and attempts to follow it will return
to the client.
When the path attribute in tables specifies a link rather
than another table, the link will be followed if the flag
was present in the call to
and ignored if the flag is not present.
If the flag is present and the link is no longer valid, a warning
is sent to the system logger and the link is ignored.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97