Solaris Naming Administration Guide

The nisrm Command

The nisrm command is similar to the standard rm system command. It removes any NIS+ object from the namespace, except directories and nonempty tables. To use the nisrm command, you must have destroy rights to the object. However, if you don't, you can use the -f option, which tries to force the operation in spite of permissions.

You can remove group objects with the nisgrpadm -d command (see "Deleting an NIS+ Group"), and you can empty tables with nistbladm -r or nistbladm -R (see "Deleting a Table").

To remove a nondirectory object, use:

nisrm [-if] object-name
Table 13-2 nisrm Syntax Options




Inquire. Asks for confirmation prior to removing an object. If the object-name you provide is not fully qualified, this option is used automatically.


Force. Attempts to force a removal even if you don't have the proper permissions. It attempts to change the permission by using the nischmod command, and then tries to remove the object again.

Removing Nondirectory Objects

To remove nondirectory objects, use the nisrm command and provide the object names:

nisrm object-name...

This example removes a group and a table from the namespace:

rootmaster% nisrm -i
Remove y
Remove y