System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)

nisaddent Command Syntax

To load information from text files, use:

/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -f filename table-type\[domain]
/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -f filename \
 -t tablename table-type [domain]

To load information from NIS maps, use:

/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -y NISdomain table-type\
/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -y NISdomain -t tablename table-type [domain]
/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -Y map table-type [domain]
/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -Y map -t tablename table-type [domain]

To dump information from an NIS+ table to a file, use:

/usr/lib/nis/nisaddent -d [-t tablename tabletype] \
 > filename