Linux Command Directory


Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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getent

getent [options] database key

Search the specified database for the specified key. The database may be any one of passwd, group, hosts, services, protocols, ornetworks.

Options

-s,--service=CONFIG

Specify the service configuration to be used. See nsswitch.conf(5) for information about name-service switching.

-?,--help

Display a help message.

--usage

Display a very short syntax synopsis.

-V,--version

Print version information and quit.


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