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netgroup_mkdbgenerate the netgroup database


netgroup_mkdb [-o database] [file]


netgroup_mkdb creates a db(3) database for the specified file. If no file is specified, then /etc/netgroup is used. This database is installed into /var/db/netgroup.db. The file must be in the correct format (see netgroup(5)).

The options are as follows:

-o database
Put the output databases in the named file.

The databases are used by the C library netgroup routines (see getnetgrent(3)).

netgroup_mkdb exits zero on success, non-zero on failure.


The current netgroup database
A temporary file
The current netgroup file


Because netgroup_mkdb guarantees not to install a partial destination file it must build a temporary file in the same file system and if successful use rename(2) to install over the destination file.

If netgroup_mkdb fails it will leave the previous version of the destination file intact.

May 20, 2007 NetBSD 7.0