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To remove a single entry from a table, use the -r option as described in Removing NIS+ Single Table Entries.
To remove multiple entries from a table, use the -R option as described in Removing Multiple Entries From an NIS+ Table.
To remove a single entry from a table, use the -r option:
nistbladm -r indexed-name
This example removes the Manf-1 entry from the depts table:
rootmaster% nistbladm -r [Dept=Manf-1,Site=Emeryville,Name=hosteen],\ depts.doc.com.
You can specify as few column values as you wish. If NIS+ finds duplicates, it does not remove any entry and returns an error message instead. Thus, you could have removed the Manf-1 by specifying only the Site column value, as in this example:
rootmaster% nistbladm -r [Site=Emeryville],depts.doc.com.
However, you could not have removed the Sales entry by specifying only the Site column value (SanFran), because two entries have that same value (R&D and Sales):
To remove multiple entries from a table, use the -R option:
nistbladm -R indexedname
As with the -r option, you can specify as few column values as you wish. Unlike the -r option, however, if NIS+ finds duplicates, it removes all of them. You can find the name of a table's column by using the niscat -o command. This example removes all entries in which the Site is SanFran:
rootmaster% nistbladm -R [Site=SanFran],depts.doc.com.
You can use the -R option to remove all the entries from a table. Simply do not specify any column values between the square brackets, as in this example:
rootmaster% nistbladm -R ,depts.doc.com.
When used with the nistbladm -R command, an empty set of square brackets is interpreted as a wildcard specifying all table rows.